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School: Pennsylvania State University Team Name: Penn State Nittany Lions
Location: University Park, PA Head Coach: Joe Paterno
First Year: Conference: Big Ten Conference LogoBig Ten Conference
Stadium: Beaver Field:  
Colors: Website: http://www.gopsusports.com/home/
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Note: General information only goes back to the inception of the AP poll in 1936 with the exception of coaches where all the information known is listed.

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  2 AP National Championships**  
1982; 1986

Head Coach History
Joe Paterno 1966~present
Rip Engle 1950~1965
Joe Bedenk 1949~1949
Bob Higgins 1930~1948
Hugo Bezdek 1918~1929
Dick Harlow 1915~1917
Bill Hollenback 1909~1914
Tom Fennell 1904~1908
Dan Reed 1903~1903
Pop Golden 1900~1902
Sam Boyle 1899~1899
Samuel Newton 1896~1898
George W Hoskins 1892~1895
No Coach 1887~1891
Conference History
Big Ten Conference Logo Big Ten Conference 1893~present
 Independent 1881~1892

Classification History
NCAA Division I-A 1978~present
NCAA Division I 1973~1977
NCAA University Division 1937~1972

AP Poll Top 10 Stats
Rank  Times Last
 1st 21 10/13/1997
 2nd 43 11/1/1999
 3rd 34 11/2/2008
 4th 22 11/28/2005
 5th 39 9/20/2009
 6th 37 12/7/2008
 7th 43 9/6/2009
 8th 33 1/9/2009
 9th 37 7/1/2009
 10th 43 11/29/2009
Total Times Ranked in Top 10: 352
Last Time Ranked in Top 10: 11/29/2009
Coaches' Poll*** Top 10 Stats
Rank  Times Last
 2nd 1 11/2/2008
 3rd 5 10/26/2008
 4th 3 9/20/2009
 5th 3 9/13/2009
 6th 6 12/7/2008
 8th 3 7/1/2009
 9th 2 12/6/2009
 10th 4 11/1/2009
Total Times Ranked: 288
Last Time Ranked: 12/6/2009

* Only the Sooners and teams that they have played are listed.
** AP Polls started in 1936.
*** Coaches Polls are unavailable for seasons before 2003.

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