Penn State 10: Week 8 power rankings 

October, 22, 2012
Welcome to Week 8 of NittanyNation's power rankings, a top-10 list of Penn State players who are surpassing expectations, and who to keep an eye on.

After another convincing win over a conference opponent, Penn State is now just one victory away from the Associated Press' top-25 rankings. 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: