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College Football Rankings, Week 13: Penn State Jumps To No. 19 In USA Today Poll

The Penn State University football program, which earned a 20-14 victory over Ohio State University Saturday in a Big 10 contest in Columbus, OH, was rewarded Sunday with a jump in the latest USA Today/Coaches Poll standings. The Nittany Lions (9-2, 6-1), which were ranked No. 21 in last week's polls, jumped up to No. 19.

PSU, which will try and win the league's Leaders Division title next Saturday at  the University of Wisconsin (No. 12 in the AP poll, are the fourth-highest ranked Big 10 school. Michigan State University is ranked No. 10, while the University of Michigan is No. 16. The University of Nebraska, which sits at No. 22, is the fifth-best ranked Big 10 school.

Overall, Lousiana State University remains at No. 1, while the University of Alabama is No. 2. The University of Arkansas, Virginia Tech and Stanford University round out the top five, respectively.

Here’s the complete USA Today's Top 25:



1 LSU


2 Alabama


3 Arkansas


4 Virginia Tech


5 Stanford


6 Oklahoma State


7 Houston


8 Boise State


9 Oregon


10 Michigan State


11 Oklahoma


12 Wisconsin


13 South Carolina


14 Georgia


15 Kansas State


16 Michigan


17 Clemson


18 TCU


19 Penn State


20 Baylor


21 Georgia Tech


22 Nebraska


23 West Virginia


24 Notre Dame


25 Virginia

For more on the college football rankings, check out SB Nation's college football home page. Meanwhile, Black Shoes Diaries has everything on the Nittany Lions.