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College Football Rankings Week 12: Penn State Drops To No. 21 In Coaches Poll

Penn State falls to No. 21 in the latest coaches poll after they were defeated by Nebraska.

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The Penn St. Nittany Lions knew a drop was coming in the USA Today coaches poll after their 17-14 loss to the Nebraska Cornhuskers Saturday afternoon. Penn State fell nine spots from No. 12 to No. 21 while Nebraska moved up only one spot from No. 17 to No. 16. The loss to Nebraska does not eliminate Penn State from the Rose Bowl as they still are in first place of the Leaders Division, but still have games against Ohio State and Wisconsin.

Other Big 10 teams in the coaches poll are the Wisconsin BadgersMichigan St. Spartans and Michigan Wolverines. All three teams moved up with Michigan State at No. 12, Wisconsin at No. 13 and Michigan at No. 20.

Rank
Team (first-place votes)
Record
Points
Last week's poll
1.
LSU (59)
10-0
1,475
1
2.
Oklahoma State
10-0
1,410
3
3.
Alabama
9-1
1,340
4
4.
Oregon
9-1
1,300
6
5.
Oklahoma
8-1
1,228
7
6.
Arkansas
9-1
1,170
8
7.
Virginia Tech
9-1
1,045
9
8.
Clemson
9-1
1,042
10
9.
Stanford
9-1
1,024
2
10.
Houston
10-0
927
11
11.
Boise State
8-1
831
5
12.
Michigan State
8-2
791
13
13.
Wisconsin
8-2
745
14
14.
South Carolina
8-2
727
15
15.
Georgia
8-2
698
16
16.
Nebraska
8-2
615
17
17.
Kansas State
8-2
501
22
18.
Michigan
8-2
477
21
19.
TCU
8-2
392
24
20.
Southern Mississippi
9-1
386
23
21.
Penn State
8-2
361
12
22.
Florida State
7-3
189
NR
23. (tie)
Georgia Tech
7-3
87
19
23. (tie)
West Virginia
7-3
87
NR
25.
Notre Dame
7-3
86
NR