Penn State Football

Penn State Football Opens Within College Football Playoff Striking Distance in Preseason AP Poll

in an exciting start to the college football season, the Penn State Football secured an impressive No. 7 ranking in the Preseason AP Poll.

Penn State is among the elite as one of the five teams from the Big Ten Conference featured in the top-25 rankings. Including incoming Big Ten Conference members for the 2024 season, USC and Washington, there were five teams from the conference inside the poll’s top-10.


For just the second time in program history, @GeorgiaFootball is No. 1 in the preseason AP Poll‼️

— ESPN (@espn) August 14, 2023


This notable achievement marks the Nittany Lions‘ highest ranking since 2020, when they were also positioned at number seven.

Under head coach James Franklin, this is the fourth time Penn State has entered the AP preseason poll within the top ten.

As the season kicks off, all eyes will be on Penn State as they aim to climb even higher in the rankings.

The Nittany Lions are set to open their campaign in a highly anticipated showdown against West Virginia. The matchup will be held under the lights and broadcast on NBC prime time, ensuring a nationwide audience witnesses this clash of titans.

With the spotlight shining brightly on Penn State, the Nittany Lions are well positioned to make a run at etching their name again in college football history.


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