Tennessee’s recent wins and explosive offensive performances have garnered enough attention to earn them a spot in the top 25 of ESPN’s latest College Football Power Index, coming in at the 23rd spot.
- Tennessee opened the season ranked No. 18. It was the third time in the past four seasons the Vols have been ranked in the preseason. UT was No. 12 entering last season. Tennessee was No. 6 entering the 2018-19 season, its highest preseason ranking in program history.
What is Tennessee Vols ranked in college football?
Tennessee also ranks third in the FBS in plays per minute (2.87) and points per minute (1.58) and is second in the SEC and 20th nationally in plays per game (75.17) despite ranking 126th out of 130 FBS teams in time of possession (26:11 per game).
Is Tennessee ranked in the top 25?
Of the six SEC teams in the poll, the Vols come in at fourth best behind Kentucky at 10, Alabama at 14 and Arkansas at 16. 2021 marks the third time in the last four years and the 16th time in history that the Vols are ranked in the preseason top 25.
Is Tennessee Vols football ranked?
The Vols’ performance moved Tennessee up 10 spots in the weekly USA TODAY re-rank poll. Tennessee is ranked No. 49 entering Week 7.
Is Auburn ranked?
The Auburn Tigers are ranked 13 in the first College Football Playoff rankings of the 2021 season. The College Football Playoff rankings were released Tuesday night on ESPN.
How are NCAA teams ranked?
Each voter provides their own ranking of the top 25 teams, and the individual rankings are then combined to produce the national ranking by giving a team 25 points for a first place vote, 24 for a second place vote, and so on down to 1 point for a twenty-fifth place vote.
When was the last time Tennessee football was ranked?
The Vols haven’t finished a season ranked in the top 10 of the final Associated Press Top 25 since 2001 – when this year’s incoming freshmen were four or five years old. Also, Tennessee hasn’t won the SEC East since 2007 and hasn’t captured the league crown since 1998.