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Vols Assume No. XX Rank in AP Poll, XX in Coaches

Vols Assume No. XX Rank in AP Poll, XX in Coaches

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. XX-ranking. UT ascended in the AFCA Coaches Poll as well, gaining XXX spots to the No. XX-ranking.

The XX-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. XX/XX 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 2006 (if 13 or higher) 2005 (if lower than 13).

Vols in the Polls

Preseason: RV AP, RV Coaches

Sept. 6: 24 AP, RV Coaches

Sept. 11: 15 AP, 16 Coaches

Sept. 18: XX AP, XX Coaches


Associated Press Top 25

1. Georgia (53)

2. Alabama (9)

3. Ohio State (1)

4. Michigan

5. Clemson

6. Oklahoma

7. USC

8. Oklahoma State

9. Kentucky

10. Arkansas

11. Michigan State

12. BYU

13. Miami

14. Utah

15. Tennessee

16. North Carolina State

17. Baylor

18. Florida

19. Wake Forest

20. Ole Miss

21. Texas

22. Penn State

23. Pittsburgh

24. Texas A&M

25. Oregon


Others receiving votes: Marshall, Cincinnati, Appalachian State, Kansas State, North Carolina, Mississippi State, Florida State, Oregon State, Minnesota, Washington State, Notre Dame, Air Force, Texas Tech, Wisconsin, Auburn, Iowa State, Purdue


USA TODAY Coaches Poll

1. Alabama (39)

2. Georgia (25)

3. Ohio State (1)

4. Clemson

5. Michigan

6. Oklahoma

7. Oklahoma State

8. Southern Cal

9. Michigan State

10. Kentucky

11. Arkansas

12. NC State

13. Miami (Fla.)

14. BYU

15. Utah

16. Tennessee

17. Ole Miss

18. Wake Forest

19. Baylor

20. Texas

21. Florida

22. Texas A&M

23. Penn State

24. Oregon

25. Pittsburgh


Others receiving votes: Florida State, Cincinnati, Appalachian State, Air Force, Kansas State, Wisconsin, Marshall, Notre Dame, Mississippi State, Washington State, Houston, Texas Tech, Oregon State,…

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