Penn State will open this college football season with its best ranking since 1999.
The Nittany Lions are ranked sixth in the Associated Press Top 25 poll, announced Monday. It’s the best preseason ranking since the Lions were No. 3 in ’99.
The Alabama Crimson Tide became the first program in 12 years to take the top spot in the AP poll two straight years and will start the season ranked in the top five for the ninth consecutive time.