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Vols Assume No. 11 Rank in AP Poll, 12 in Coaches

Vols Assume No. 11 Rank in AP Poll, 12 in Coaches










Football
September 18, 2022

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — After a 63-6 thrashing of Akron on Saturday night, the Tennessee Volunteers climbed up the Associated Press charts yet again, moving into the No. 11 ranking. UT ascended in the AFCA Coaches Poll as well, gaining four spots to the No. 12 ranking.

The No. 11 ranking marks Tennessee’s highest position in the AP poll since October 9, 2016 when Tennessee cracked the top-10 on the charts at No. 9. It also marks the highest position a Heupel-coached team has held since the final poll of the 2018 season when the UCF Knights held the No. 11 spot.

Next Saturday, the Vols welcome No. 20/22 Florida to Knoxville for a 3:30 p.m. showdown inside of Neyland Stadium. The game will mark the first time since 2017 that both teams are ranked entering the game. Tennessee possesses its best rank for the game against Florida since 2005.

Vols in the Polls

Preseason: RV AP, RV Coaches

Sept. 6: 24 AP, RV Coaches

Sept. 11: 15 AP, 16 Coaches

Sept. 18: 11 AP, 12 Coaches

 

Associated Press Top 25

1. Georgia (59)

2. Alabama (3)

3. Ohio State (1)

4. Michigan

5. Clemson

6. Oklahoma

7. USC

8. Kentucky

9. Oklahoma State

10. Arkansas

11. Tennessee

12. NC State

13. Utah

14. Penn State

15. Oregon

16. Ole Miss

17. Baylor

18. Washington

19. BYU

20. Florida

21. Wake Forest

22. Texas

23. Texas A&M

24. Pittsburgh

25. Miami (FL)

 

Others receiving votes: Michigan State, Florida State, Appalachian State, North Carolina, Washington State, Cincinnati, Oregon State, Minnesota, Kansas, Syracuse, LSU, Wisconsin

 

USA TODAY Coaches Poll

1. Georgia (40)

2. Alabama (24)

3. Ohio State (1)

4. Michigan

5. Clemson

6. Oklahoma

7. USC

8. Oklahoma State

9. Kentucky

10. Arkansas

11. NC State

12. Tennessee

13. Ole Miss

14. Utah

15. Penn State

16. Wake Forest

17. Baylor

18. Oregon

19. Texas

20. Texas A&M

21. Michigan State

22. Florida

23. BYU

24. Washington

25. Miami (FL)

 

Others receiving votes: Pittsburgh, Florida State, Appalachian State, Oregon State, Washington State, Cincinnati, Minnesota, Syracuse, Iowa State, North Carolina, TCU, Kansas, Air Force, Wisconsin, Duke, LSU, Mississippi State, Notre Dame, Coastal Carolina, East Carolina

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