Opportunity forgoes that knocking nonsense and makes itself at home

So the first BCS standings are out, and the Vols are 21st. Not bad, considering. Here are the top ten:

  Harris Poll USA Today Computer Rankings BCS
  TEAM RK PTS % RK PTS % A&H RB CM KM JS PW % COMP AVG BCS AVG PRVS
1 Ohio State 1 2845 .9982 1 1495 .9967 23 25 22 19 19 19 .830 T-5 .9416 NR
2 South Florida 3 2508 .8800 3 1320 .8800 25 24 25 25 25 25 1.000 1 .9200 NR
3 Boston College 2 2650 .9298 2 1383 .9220 20 21 19 23 21 20 .820 7 .8906 NR
4 LSU 5 2303 .8081 5 1173 .7820 22 22 23 24 24 24 .930 2 .8400 NR
5 Oklahoma 4 2503 .8782 4 1288 .8587 12 14 15 12 14 15 .550 11 .7623 NR
6 South Carolina 6 2009 .7049 8 997 .6647 21 20 20 22 23 23 .860 3 .7432 NR
7 Kentucky 11 1759 .6172 13 874 .5827 18 23 21 21 22 21 .850 4 .6833 NR
8 Arizona State 12 1697 .5954 12 936 .6240 24 17 24 20 17 22 .830 T-5 .6831 NR
9 West Virginia 8 1926 .6758 7 1007 .6713 10 19 11 17 18 18 .640 10 .6624 NR
10 Oregon 7 1974 .6926 6 1077 .7180 17 8 18 14 8 11 .500 13 .6369 NR

So what do you see? I see one, two, possibly three future opponents of the Volunteers, currently ranked Nos. seven, six, and four. That's opportunity, folks. We'll need to continue to get better, especially on defense, if we want to make the most of it, but the table is set.

My question to you, what if, if, Tennessee beats South Carolina and Kentucky, wins the SEC East, and beats LSU (assuming they win the West) in the SEC Championship game? Where would that put us?

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