For the third straight week, the Nittany Lions are staying put in the polls.
Penn State didn’t move from its No. 4 spot in the new edition of the Associated Press Top-25 poll, released Sunday afternoon.
Not much changed with the poll as a whole. After throttling Ole Miss 66-3 on Saturday, Alabama remained No. 1. Clemson beat Virginia Tech in Blacksburg and Oklahoma had a bye week, staying at Nos. 2 and 3 respectively.
Georgia jumped to No. 5 and Washington is still No. 6 — while Michigan, TCU, Wisconsin and Ohio State all moved up a spot to finish off the top 10. Southern California dropped from No. 5 to 14 after falling to the Washington State Cougars, who are now sitting at No. 11.
The Nittany Lions, who unsurprisingly have yet to receive any first-place votes, will face another unranked team in Northwestern on Saturday. Then Penn State has a bye week before hosting the Wolverines in a potential top-10 matchup.
AP Top 25
4. Penn State
10. Ohio State
11. Washington State
13. Miami (Fla.)
15. Oklahoma State
16. Virginia Tech
19. San Diego State
21. Notre Dame
23. West Virginia
24. N.C. State
Others receiving votes: Oregon 19, Florida St. 15, Texas Tech 10, Georgia Tech 10, Stanford 8, Navy 7, Kansas St. 3, Texas A&M 2, Memphis 2, Troy 1, Maryland 1