In 46 seasons as head coach of the Penn State Nittany Lions, Joe Paterno has racked up two nationals championships and a Division I record 409 wins.
During his tenure, the Penn State football team has finished in the top three of the Associated Press poll nine times and in the top 10 22 times.
But that success has waned in recent years. Only once in the last 16 seasons has Penn State finished in the top three (3rd in 2005). And there have only been two other seasons during that span in which Paterno led his team to a top 10 finish.
Here is a look at how Penn State has finished in the AP poll every year during the Paterno era…
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