AP Top 25 Week 5 update moves Penn State into top 10

Penn State is now a consensus top 10 team after the updated AP Top 25 was released on Sunday afternoon. Within hours of officially moving up to No. 10 in the latest USA TODAY Sports Coaches Poll, Penn State took over the No. 10 spot in the AP Top 25 as well.

Penn State moved up one spot in this week’s AP Top 25, from No. 11 to No. 10 following its win over Northwestern in Week 5. The Nittany Lions were passed by Ole Miss, who jumped from No. 14 up to No. 9 after their home win over Kentucky, which fell out of the top 10 as a result of their head-to-head showdown in Oxford, Mississippi. Penn State’s climb into the top 10 was made possible, however, by NC State falling from No. 14 to No. 10 after a road loss at Clemson on Saturday night.

Similar to the coaches poll, Alabama returned to the No. 1 spot this week after swapping positions with Georgia, now No. 2. Georgia actually has three more first-place votes than the Crimson Tide, but Ohio State claiming 10 first-place votes helped Alabama move back to the top of the poll.

Penn State joins Ohio State (No. 3) and Micigan (No. 4) as the only Big Ten teams in this week’s AP Top 25.

Here is this week’s AP Top 25.

  1. Alabama – 1,523 points (25 first-place votes)

  2. Georgia – 1,521 (28)

  3. Ohio State – 1,488 (10)

  4. Michigan – 1,348

  5. Clemson – 1,345

  6. USC – 1,233

  7. Oklahoma State – 1,182

  8. Tennessee – 1,129

  9. Ole Miss – 1,068

  10. Penn State – 959

  11. Utah – 884

  12. Oregon – 872

  13. Kentucky – 832

  14. NC State – 691

  15. Wake Forest – 627

  16. BYU – 604

  17. TCU – 514

  18. UCLA – 510

  19. Kansas – 476

  20. Kansas State – 417

  21. Washington – 180

  22. Syracuse – 173

  23. Mississippi State – 164

  24. Cincinnati – 134

  25. LSU – 108

Others receiving votes:
Washington State 91, Baylor 88, Florida State 78, Arkansas 76, James Madison 39, Florida 37, Maryland 25, Coastal Carolina 17, Minnesota 14, Tulane 9, Illinois 6, North Carolina 5, Texas A&M 4, Purdue 2, Oklahoma 2

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