College Football Rankings, Week 14: Penn State Football Falls In AP Poll

MADISON, WI - NOVEMBER 26: Matt McGloin #11 of the Penn State Nittany Lions throws a pass against the Wisconsin Badgers at Camp Randall Stadium on November 26, 2011 in Madison, Wisconsin. Wisconsin defeated Penn State 45-7.(Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

How much did Penn State's loss to Wisconsin hurt its status in the latest college football rankings? Find out here.

The Penn State football program not only lost its shot at a Big Ten Conference title Saturday with a 45-7 loss at the University of Wisconsin, but the drubbing dropped the Nittany Lions in latest college football rankings, released Sunday afternoon.

After being ranked No. 20 in the AP poll last week, the Nittany Lions fell to No. 23 this week. Penn State is the lowest of the five ranked Big Ten schools, as Michigan State (No. 11), Wisconsin (No. 15), Michigan (No. 17) and Nebraska (No. 20) are all ranked ahead of PSU. The Spartans and Badgers will face each other in the inaugural Big Ten Conference Championship, Saturday, Dec. 3 (8:17 p.m. on FOX).

Meanwhile, LSU remains No. 1 overall, while Alabama, Oklahoma State, Stanford and Virginia Tech round out the AP Poll's top five. Here's the rest of the top 25 rankings:

1) LSU
2) Alabama
3) Oklahoma
4) Stanford
5) Virginia Tech
6) Arkansas
7) Houston
8) Oregon
9) Boise State
10) USC
11) Michigan State
12) Georgia
13) Oklahoma
14) South Carolina
15) Wisconsin
16) Kansas State
17) Michigan
18) TCU
19) Baylor
20) Nebraska
21) Clemson
22) West Virgina
23) Penn State
24) South Mississippi
25) Florida State

For more on the college football rankings, check out SB Nation's college football homepage. Also, check out Back Shoe Diaries for everything Nittany Lions football.

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