Saturday, December 20, 2014

Week 11 AP Top 25

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- I just e-mailed in my Associated Press Top 25 ballot. Last night I was asked a few times where I would rank Penn State after its stunning loss to Iowa. Without looking at all the results, I said somewhere around No. 10, 11 or 12. But having done my homework, the Lions only slipped from No. 3 to No. 7. I suspect they'll be penalized more by the BCS computers and will likely be somewhere around No. 10 when the rankings are released tonight. I still have Alabama as my No. 1 and Texas Tech as my No. 2. Here's the ballot in its entirety:

Week 11 AP Top 25

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- I just e-mailed in my Associated Press Top 25 ballot. Last night I was asked a few times where I would rank Penn State after its stunning loss to Iowa. Without looking at all the results, I said somewhere around No. 10, 11 or 12. But having done my homework, the Lions only slipped from No. 3 to No. 7. I suspect they'll be penalized more by the BCS computers and will likely be somewhere around No. 10 when the rankings are released tonight. I still have Alabama as my No. 1 and Texas Tech as my No. 2. Here's the ballot in its entirety:

1. Alabama (10-0)
2. Texas Tech (10-0)
3. Florida (8-1)
4. Texas (9-1)
5. Oklahoma (9-1)
6. Southern Cal (8-1)
7. Penn State (9-1)
8. Ohio State (8-2)
9. Boise State (9-0)
10. Oklahoma State (8-2)
11. Utah (10-0)
12. Georgia (8-2)
13. Missouri (8-2)
14. Michigan State (9-2)
15. North Carolina (7-2)
16. BYU (9-1)
17. LSU (6-3)
18. Ball State (9-0)
19. Florida State (7-2)
20. TCU (9-2)
21. Pittsburgh (7-2)
22. Cincinnati (7-2)
23. Oregon State (6-3)
24. South Carolina (7-3)
25. West Virginia (6-3)

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.

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