UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The Penn State men’s basketball team earned its first Associated Press poll ranking since 1996, entering this week’s poll at No. 23. The Nittany Lions are off to their best start at 9-2 since the 2014-15 season and have received votes from the media since Nov. 18.
Penn State was ranked for 10 weeks during the 1995-96 season, entering the poll at the No. 20 spot on Jan. 8, 1996. The earliest Penn State has ever been ranked was on Dec. 6, 1954 when the Nittany Lions were ranked 19th in the first Associated Press poll of the 1954-55 season.
After a week away from competition for finals, Penn State plays host to Central Connecticut State at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20, in the Bryce Jordan Center.
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Last Updated December 16, 2019