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Penn State jumps to No. 16 in BCS standings

After improving to 8-1 overall and 5-0 in the Big Ten with its 10-7 win over Illinois on Saturday, Penn State moved up three spots to No. 16 in the latest BCS standings released Sunday night.

Penn State jumps to No. 16 in BCS standings

After improving to 8-1 overall and 5-0 in the Big Ten with its 10-7 win over Illinois on Saturday, Penn State moved up three spots to No. 16 in the latest BCS standings released Sunday night.

LSU and Alabama, which play each other on Saturday, remained Nos. 1 and 2, respectively. Oklahoma State, Stanford and Boise State rounded out the top five.

Aside from Penn State, four other Big Ten teams remained in the standings: Nebraska (No. 10), Michigan (No. 15), Michigan State (No. 17) and Wisconsin (No. 20).  

The Nittany Lions, who checked in Sunday at No. 15 in the USA TODAY coaches’ poll and No. 16 in the Associated Press poll, are the only team undefeated in Big Ten play and lead Wisconsin, Ohio State and Purdue by 2.5 games in the Leaders Division.

After Saturday’s open date, Penn State hosts Nebraska on Nov. 12 and finishes off the regular season with road games at Ohio State and Wisconsin.

--Jake Kaplan

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

Joining Joe this season will be John Stuetz, an intern for The Inquirer and senior at Penn State majoring in print journalism and marketing. This is John's third season covering the Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for the Daily Collegian, the university's student newspaper. A native of Glenside, Montgomery County, John graduated from Cheltenham High School.

For Joe, this will be his fifth season on the paper's Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for United Press International from 1976 to 1984.

Reach Joe at jjuliano@phillynews.com.

Joe Juliano Inquirer Staff Writer
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