Sunday, March 1, 2015

Penn State ranked No. 21 in three major polls

Penn State (8-2, 5-1 Big Ten) checked in at No. 21 in the BCS standings, Associated Press poll and the USA TODAY coaches' poll, all of which were released on Sunday. The Nittany Lions, who were No. 12 in all each of the polls last week, lost 17-14 at home to Nebraska on Saturday.

Penn State ranked No. 21 in three major polls

Penn State (8-2, 5-1 Big Ten) checked in at No. 21 in the BCS standings, Associated Press poll and the USA TODAY coaches' poll, all of which were released on Sunday. The Nittany Lions, who were No. 12 in all each of the polls last week, lost 17-14 at home to Nebraska on Saturday.

In the three polls, LSU is No. 1. Oklahoma State, Alabama, Oregon and Oklahoma round out the top five, while Arkansas is No. 6.

At No. 15, Michigan State is the highest-ranked Big Ten team in the BCS. Nebraska, Wisconsin, Michigan are ranked Nos. 16-18.

Penn State, which owns a one-game lead over Wisconsin in the Leaders Division, plays at unranked Ohio State (6-4, 3-3) at 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

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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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