Predicting Penn State Football’s ranking in the AP top 25 poll | Week 6

Penn State football could rise in Week 6 of the AP Top 25 Poll, after Florida and Miami lost during a chaotic college football Saturday.

Penn State football has a chance to move closer to the top-five in the AP Top 25 Poll, despite having not yet kicked off the 2020 Big Ten season, following another slew of upsets on Saturday.

The previously No. 4 ranked Florida Gators were stunned, 41-38 against No. 21 Texas A&M. Meanwhile, the defending champion and No. 17 ranked LSU were upended 45-41 against Missouri, effectively ending the Tigers’ bid to repeat as College Football Playoff national champions.

Head coach James Franklin’s Nittany Lions won’t kickoff the season until Oct. 24 against Indiana, but given Florida and Miami’s losses, could rise from their No. 9 ranking last week.

Each week, Victory Bell Rings will predict where Penn State football ranks in Sunday’s AP Poll. Here are this week’s rankings following Saturday’s action:

1) Clemson Tigers

2) Alabama Crimson Tide

3) Georgia Bulldogs

4) Notre Dame Fighting Irish

5) Ohio State

6) North Carolina

7) Penn State Nittany Lions

8) Florida Gators

9) Miami Hurricanes

10) Oklahoma State Cowboys

11) Cincinnati Bearcats

12) Auburn Tigers

13) Oregon Ducks

14) Texas A&M Aggies

15) BYU Cougars

16) Wisconsin Badgers

17) Iowa State Hawkeyes

18) SMU Mustangs

19) Michigan Wolverines

20) Virginia Tech Hokies

21) Tennessee Volunteers

22) Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns

23) Oklahoma Sooners

24) Minnesota Golden Gophers

25) Texas Longhorns

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