Big Ten football power rankings after spring portal closes: Did Nittany Lions get better?

Ohio State and Oregon loaded up with transfer portal additions this offseason and have separated themselves in the new Big Ten as the top two contenders. So, where do James Franklin and the Penn State Nittany Lions stand?
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. Head Coach: DeShaun Foster. Last Year: 8-5 LA Bowl W. 14. . 518. UCLA Bruins. . .

Key losses: Dante Moore, Laiatu Latu (basically the whole defense) Key additions: Rico Flores, Collins Acheampong

In Chip Kelly’s final season, UCLA only managed to get to 8-5 despite having one of the best defenses in the country. Well, since the season ended, Kelly left to become Ohio State’s offensive coordinator, defensive coordinator D’Anton Lynn flipped allegiances, taking the same job at USC, Laiatu Latu became a first-round pick, and Grayson and Gabriel Murphy both left for the league. 

DeShaun Foster was an underwhelming hire, and from the school’s comments about it, he seems to be in place to raise money more than to win games. Eric Bienemy was a quality hire at offensive coordinator, but the former running back runs a pass-heavy offense and that’s a problem after Dante Moore left for Oregon.