USA Today released the Amway Coaches Poll Thursday, and Tennessee checked in at #24.
The Vols were the sixth SEC team featured in the poll, following Alabama (1), LSU (12), Auburn (13), Georgia (15) and Florida (16) - six teams is the most of any Power 5 conference. Tennessee plays four of the other five teams from the SEC ranked in the preseason poll.
Tennessee began the 2016 season ranked #10 in the Amway Coaches’ Poll, but finished at #24 after going 4-4 in its last eight games of the season.
Hopefully the Vols figure out the quarterback position and plug some holes on defense and climb up the rankings in 2017.