Penn State 10: Week 3 power rankings 

September, 17, 2012
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Michael MautiLee Coleman/Icon SMIMichael Mauti had 12 tackles against Navy and is the backbone of the Nittany Lions' defense.
Welcome to Week 3 of NittanyNation's power rankings, a top-10 list designed to show which Penn State players are surpassing expectations and which to keep an eye on.

After another week of improvement, Penn State finally seems to be on track. Some new players stepped up, some leaders played solidly, and a few made big leaps on the list.

Whose performance left the biggest impression, and whose contributions were the most surprising? This week's top-10 list:
Penn State Outlasts UCF In Opener
Christian Hackenberg threw for 454 yards to help Penn State survive Central Florida 26-24.
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