Nov 10, 2018; University Park, PA, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions players sing their alma mater after a game against the Wisconsin Badgers at Beaver Stadium. Penn State defeated Wisconsin 22-10.

Matthew O’Haren-USA TODAY Sports

After suffocating Wisconsin en route to an ugly but decisive 22-10 victory, the Nittany Lions regained some footing in both of the major Sunday college football polls after the debacle in Ann Arbor. Penn State now comfortably sits at No. 16 in the AP Poll and No. 15 in the Coaches Poll.

Elsewhere in the Big Ten, Michigan remained at No. 4 in both polls. Ohio State dropped a spot in both polls (now No. 9 in the AP and No. 8 in the Coaches). Northwestern jumped from unranked to No. 24 in the AP Poll and were the top “also receiving votes” team in the Coaches Poll. In the AP, Michigan State, Iowa, and week two opponent Pitt also received votes. In the Coaches, Pitt, Michigan State, and Wisconsin all received votes, as well as week one opponent Appalachian State.

AP Poll
Rank Team Record Points Previous
1 Alabama 10-0 1,525 1
2 Clemson 10-0 1,459 2
3 Notre Dame 10-0 1,406 3
4 Michigan 9-1 1,327 4
5 Georgia 9-1 1,288 5
6 Oklahoma 9-1 1,188 6
7 West Virginia 8-1 1,111 7
8 Washington State 9-1 1,052 10
9 Ohio State 9-1 1,050 8
10 LSU 8-2 1,019 9
11 Central Florida 9-0 983 11
12 Syracuse 8-2 787 13
13 Texas 7-3 726 15
14 Utah State 9-1 689 14
15 Florida 7-3 575 19
16 PENN STATE 7-3 542 21
17 Washington 7-3 501 20
18 Iowa State 6-3 497 23
19 Cincinnati 9-1 344 25
20 Kentucky 7-3 337 12
21 Utah 7-3 307 NR
22 Boston College 7-3 254 17
23 Boise State 8-2 147 NR
24 Northwestern 6-4 136 NR
25 Mississippi State 6-4 133 18
Coaches Poll
RANK TEAM RECORD PTS 1st VOTES PREV MOVE
1 Alabama 10-0 1624 64 1
2 Clemson 10-0 1561 1 2
3 Notre Dame 10-0 1490 3
4 Michigan 9-1 1415 4
5 Georgia 9-1 1369 5
6 Oklahoma 9-1 1273 6
7 West Virginia 8-1 1173 8 +1
8 Ohio State 9-1 1135 7 -1
9 Washington State 9-1 1119 9
10 LSU 8-2 1078 10
11 Central Florida 9-0 1042 11
12 Syracuse 8-2 849 13 +1
13 Utah State 9-1 698 16 +3
14 Texas 7-3 662 19 +5
15 PENN STATE 7-3 646 20 +5
16 Florida 7-3 604 21 +5
17 Washington 7-3 591 18 +1
18 Iowa State 6-3 403 25 +7
19 Utah 7-3 387 24 +5
20 Cincinnati 9-1 383 23 +3
21 Kentucky 7-3 318 12 -9
22 Boston College 7-3 309 14 -8
23 Mississippi State 6-4 219 15 -8
24 Boise State 8-2 129 NR +14
25 UAB 9-1 102 NR +4