After wins over Vanderbilt and Texas A&M last week, Tennessee moved up to No. 21 in the latest AP Top 25. The wins mark the second and third consecutive victories for Tennessee after it started 0-2 in SEC play.
Tennessee is one of three SEC teams ranked in this week’s poll, joining No. 17 Auburn and No. 18 Kentucky.
In addition to its ranking in the AP Poll, Tennessee is No. 14 in the KenPom rankings and No. 13 in the official NCAA RPI.
Villanova, Virginia, Purdue, Oklahoma and Duke make up this week’s top five. Tennessee’s neutral court win over the Boilermakers will be one of the best in the country come Selection Sunday.