Friday, March 27, 2015

Penn State moves up to No. 12 in AP and coaches' poll

Penn State (8-1, 5-0 Big Ten), which was off on Saturday, checked in Sunday at No. 12 in both the Associated Press poll and the USA TODAY coaches' poll. The Nittany Lions were No. 15 and 16 in last week's polls, respectively. The BCS standings are set to be released Sunday night.

Penn State moves up to No. 12 in AP and coaches' poll

Penn State (8-1, 5-0 Big Ten), which was off Saturday, checked in Sunday at No. 12 in both the Associated Press poll and the USA TODAY coaches' poll. Despite not playing this week, the Nittany Lions moved up four spots in the AP Top 25 and three in the coaches' poll. The BCS standings - in which Penn State was No. 16 last week - are set to be released Sunday night.

The Lions, who have a two-game lead in the Leaders Division on Ohio State and Wisconsin, host Nebraska at noon Saturday then finish their season at Ohio State and at Wisconsin.
--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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