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Tennessee drops in AP Poll after blowout loss to Alabama

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Tennessee falls three spots this week.

NCAA Basketball: Tennessee at Alabama Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

It was a good week that turned bad for the Tennessee Volunteers. They got their week rolling with a 15th place ranking in the A.P. Poll and followed that up with a rare road win at Rupp Arena against Kentucky. All of that momentum came to a screeching halt on Saturday night against Alabama.

Tennessee didn’t look real interested in Tuscaloosa, which is the polar opposite of what we’ve grown accustomed to seeing this season.

That effort over the weekend ended up dropping the Volunteers three spots in the AP Poll. Tennessee fell from 15th to 18th. This coming just one day after Tennessee was placed as the 13th overall seed in the selection committee’s mock run yesterday.

Virginia is the new No. 1 team in the land, following a loss from Villanova. Michigan State is now No. 2, after knocking off Purdue this weekend. Ohio State makes the big jump to No. 8 after they too beat the Boilermakers.

Auburn falls just two spots after losing to Texas A&M. The Tigers are the nation’s 10th ranked team, carrying the banner for the SEC. Speaking of the Aggies, they’re back in the top 25 at No. 21 this week. They seem to have straightened out their issues from January.

Tennessee’s schedule lets up a bit this week as a struggling South Carolina team comes to Knoxville tomorrow night. The Vols will then face Georgia for this first time this year in Athens on Saturday.