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Paging Doug Gottlieb

So ESPN released their weekly Power Rankings and the Vols are right now ranked at 15th, up 8 spots from last week's 23 after wins over Kentucky and Arkansas, which I think is plenty fair. The ten voters of the power poll voted the following: 13, 13, 15, 15, 15, 15, 16, 16, 18. You'll notice that's only 9 votes. Where's the tenth? Your guess is as good as mine. Doug Gottlieb, listed as an "ESPN Analyst" doesn't have the Vols ranked at all in his top-25 power poll ballot. My thoughts: really??!! A team with wins over the #2 and #3 ranked teams, according to the power poll, plus a solid resume with a few bad losses but plenty of good wins doesn't even rank in the top 25? He's apparently of the opinion that the Vols are completely garbage, too -- or he's just not paying attention. He didn't have the Vols ranked after their victory over Kansas, either.

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