Thursday, January 29, 2015

Penn State moves up in BCS standings

A day after its 20-14 win at Ohio State, Penn State moved up two spots to No. 19 in the latest BCS standings released Sunday night. The Nittany Lions (9-2, 6-1 Big Ten), who play at Wisconsin Saturday for a berth in the Dec. 3 Big Ten title game, are also No. 19 in the USA TODAY coaches' poll and No. 20 in the Associated Press poll.

Penn State moves up in BCS standings

A day after its 20-14 win at Ohio State, Penn State moved up two spots to No. 19 in the latest BCS standings released Sunday night. The Nittany Lions (9-2, 6-1 Big Ten), who play at Wisconsin Saturday for a berth in the Dec. 3 Big Ten title game, are also No. 19 in the USA TODAY coaches’ poll and No. 20 in the Associated Press poll.

LSU remained No. 1 in the BCS, while Alabama jumped back up to No. 2. Arkansas, Oklahoma State and Virginia Tech rounded out the top five, respectively.

Ranked No. 14, Michigan State is the top-ranked Big Ten team in the BCS standings. The Spartans clinched the Legends Division on Saturday. Michigan is No. 15, while Wisconsin enters its crucial game against Penn State at No. 16. Nebraska is No. 21.

--Jake Kaplan

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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.

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