Central Michigan moves into top 10 as Wisconsin earns rank at No. 23
Last Updated - December 11, 2012 2:18 GMT
Penn State remained No. 1 in the USA Today/NWCA/AWN Division I Coaches’ Poll.
The two-time defending NCAA Division I champions improved to 3-0 on the season after a 52-0 dominating win against visiting Indiana on Sunday. The victory was the largest win for Penn State since 1983. The Nittany Lions garnered eight of 10 possible first-place votes to claim the top spot for consecutive weeks.
Second-ranked Oklahoma State improved to 4-0 after weekend victories against Wyoming and Oklahoma. Minnesota remained in the third slot after victories against Northwestern and Oregon State. The Gophers rallied from a 15-6 deficit to beat the Beavers 21-18 on Saturday.
Ohio State was idle and remained at No. 4, while Iowa, ranked fifth, won its seventh dual of the year, topping visiting Lehigh 26-9 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena last Thursday.
Illinois, Missouri and Cornell remained ranked sixth through eighth, while the last two spots within the top 10 saw movement after losses by Nebraska and Oklahoma during the weekend.
Central Michigan (5-2) moved up to ninth after a win against Buffalo, while Northwestern (3-1), despite a 33-7 loss at Minnesota, climbed into the 10 spot. Oregon State moved up four spots to No. 11 after splitting weekend duals against Minnesota and North Dakota State.
Nebraska was stunned by unranked Wisconsin 19-17 and fell from No. 9 to No. 14, while Oklahoma was upset by then-No. 20 Wyoming before losing to second-ranked Oklahoma State in the annual Bedlam dual. Oklahoma fell six spots to No. 16, while Wyoming moved up three spots to No. 17.
Wisconsin re-entered the top 25 as a result of its win against Nebraska. The Badgers (4-2) are ranked 23rd.