Penn State was last ranked in football during the 2011 football season. During Week 14, the last poll prior to the bowl season and the following "Final" polls, Penn State was ranked in both the AP (No. 24) and Coaches' (No. 23) polls.
After losing their bowl game, the Nittany Lions were unranked in both final polls.
Because that's two different seasons.
2012, Arkansas was in the top 10 from week 6 on. their highest spot was number 3
1999. 11th ranked Spartans defeated the 4th ranked Wolverines 34-31 in East Lansing.
The last time Syracuse was in the Top 25 was at the end of the 2001 season when it ranked 14th in both the AP and Coaches polls after finishing the season with a 10-3 overall record and a 26-3 win against Kansas State in the Insight.com Bowl.
The last time that the Auburn Tigers were number one was in 1985. ROLL TIDE ROLL!
2008 for 5 weeks until prior to losing to Florida in the SEC Championship game.