Friday, August 29, 2014
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Can Penn State move up?

The BCS standings were released last night and Penn State was still No. 3 behind Texas and Alabama. But the Lions did narrow the margin between them and the No. 2-ranked Crimson Tide. If 'bama and Texas keep winning, however, the gap will continue to grow because the two top-ranked teams have better opponents to play in the coming weeks than the Lions.

Can Penn State move up?

The BCS standings were released last night and Penn State was still No. 3 behind Texas and Alabama. But the Lions did narrow the margin between them and the No. 2-ranked Crimson Tide. If 'bama and Texas keep winning, however, the gap will continue to grow because the two top-ranked teams have better opponents to play in the coming weeks than the Lions.

This morning's story looks ahead to the Penn State dilemma and back on the Lions' big 13-6 win over Ohio State in Columbus.

About this blog
Joe Juliano has been a staff writer for The Inquirer for 20 years, covering college sports, golf and the Penn Relays.

This season is Joe's fourth season on the paper's Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for United Press International from 1976 to 1984.

Joe Juliano
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