Penn St. Ranked No. 25 In First USA Today Poll, West Virginia And Pitt Receive Votes

USA Today has come out with their first Top-25 Coaches Poll, and they have Penn St. occupying the 25th and final spot. Both Pittsburgh and West Virginia also received votes.

USA Today just came out with their first Top 25 Coaches Poll of the season, and they have Joe Paterno and the Penn St. Nittany Lions ranked No. 25, just a single point behind Texas. Here is the full Top 25

Rank
Team (first-place votes)
2010 record
Points
Final 2010 ranking
1.
Oklahoma (42)
12-2
1,454
6
2.
Alabama (13)
10-3
1,414
11
3.
Oregon (2)
12-1
1,309
3
4.
LSU (2)
11-2
1,296
8t
5.
Florida State
10-4
1,116
16
6.
Stanford
12-1
1,101
4
7.
Boise State
12-1
1,065
7
8.
Oklahoma State
11-2
933
10
9.
Texas A&M
9-4
885
21
10.
Wisconsin
11-2
829
8t
11.
Nebraska
10-4
814
19
12.
South Carolina
9-5
779
22
13.
Virginia Tech
11-3
767
15
14.
Arkansas
10-3
750
12
15.
TCU
13-0
687
2
16.
Ohio State
12-1
631
5
17.
Michigan State
11-2
536
14
18.
Notre Dame
8-5
440
NR
19.
Auburn
14-0
329
1
20.
Mississippi State
9-4
301
17
21.
Missouri
10-3
266
18
22.
Georgia
6-7
260
NR
23.
Florida
8-5
240
NR
24.
Texas
5-7
162
NR
25.
Penn State
7-6
161
NR

But fans of the Panthers and Mountaineers should not fear - they're represented in the poll as well, even if not in the Top 25. West Virginia got 149 points, which would technically make them the No. 27 team in the Nation, even though it doesn't really work that way. Pittsburgh was one of the last teams included, receiving only three points.

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