Penn State football ranked No. 19 in AP Top 25 preseason poll

Nittany Nation

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (WTAJ) — Penn State was ranked No. 19 in The Associated Press Top 25 preseason college football poll.

The Nittany Lions were ranked No. 8 in the Top 25 poll for the 2020 season, but fell short with a 4-5 record.

Alabama takes the top spot for the fourth time in the past six seasons. They received 47 out of 63 first-place votes from sports writers and broadcasters.

Ohio State is the highest ranked team in the Big Ten in fourth place.

AP TOP 25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRESEASON POLL

  1. Alabama
  2. Oklahoma
  3. Clemson
  4. Ohio State
  5. Georgia
  6. Texas A&M
  7. Iowa State
  8. Cincinnati
  9. Notre Dome
  10. North Carolina
  11. Oregon
  12. Wisconsin
  13. Florida
  14. Miami (FL)
  15. USC
  16. LSU
  17. Indiana
  18. Iowa
  19. Penn State
  20. Washington
  21. Texas
  22. Coastal Carolina
  23. Louisiana-Lafayette
  24. Utah
  25. Arizona State

Alabama is now tied with Ohio State for the second-most preseason No. 1 rankings with eight. Oklahoma has the most with 10.

BREAKDOWN BY CONFERENCE

SEC — 5 (Nos. 1, 5, 6, 13, 16).

Big Ten — 5 (Nos. 4, 12, 17, 18, 19).

Pac-12 — 5 (Nos. 11, 15, 20, 24, 25).

ACC — 3 (Nos. 3, 10, 14).

Big 12 — 3 (No. 2, 7, 21).

Sun Belt — 2 (Nos. 22, 23).

American — 1 (No. 8) .

Independent — 1 (No. 9).

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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