Following a 45-17 victory over Minnesota, Penn State moved up three spots in the major college football rankings

setting up a top-15 matchup with Ohio State.

After scoring 45 points against the Gophers, their highest total in a Big Ten game since a 56-point outburst against Illinois to end the shortened 2020 season

the Lions (6-1) rose to No. 13 in the AP Top 25 and the USA Today Coaches Poll.

Additionally, Penn State set a record for the most points scored in a White Out game.

In the ESPN College Football Power Index, where Ohio State is ranked first

Penn State moved up three spots to No. 11. In every significant poll, the Buckeyes (7-0) are ranked second.

The Lions earned their third straight victory.

Franklin commented on the ambiance, saying, "We're going to need that again next Saturday.

On Saturday at noon on FOX, Penn State takes on Ohio State.