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College Football Rankings: 2017 Preseason AP Top 25 Poll Released

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Where do the Vols land?

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The AP Poll was released today, signaling the start of the college football season. To no one’s surprise, the Alabama Crimson Tide will roll into the 2017 season as the number one team in the land. Tennessee just barely made the cut at No. 25.

Here’s the complete top 25.

  1. Alabama
  2. Ohio State
  3. Florida State
  4. USC
  5. Clemson
  6. Penn State
  7. Oklahoma
  8. Washington
  9. Wisconsin
  10. Oklahoma State
  11. Michigan
  12. Auburn
  13. LSU
  14. Stanford
  15. Georgia
  16. Louisville
  17. Florida
  18. Miami
  19. South Florida
  20. Kansas State
  21. Virginia Tech
  22. West Virginia
  23. Texas
  24. Washington State
  25. Tennessee

This is right in line with where we’ve viewed Tennessee all offseason. They’re flying under the radar in the SEC East this season — maybe that is the formula that Butch Jones needs to get to Atlanta. Tennessee ended up in a similar spot in the Coaches Poll, which was released earlier this month.

What do you think? Is 25 too low, just right or too high for Tennessee? Let us know in the comments.