The Tennessee Volunteers have returned to the top 25 in the AP college basketball poll. The Vols picked up a big win over the weekend, beating then No. 20 Washington in Toronto 75-62.
Rick Barnes’ group shut down Washington’s potent attack, which featured a couple of former five-star, top ten forwards in Isaiah Stewart and Jaden McDaniels. Those two were outshined by John Fulkerson and Yves Pons, along with some help from senior guards Jordan Bowden and Lamonte Turner.
In their first real test of the season, Tennessee passed with flying colors. The Vols have put the rest of the SEC on notice — they seem to be on their way to being a real threat for a league title once again.
Tennessee’s reward? A trip back inside of the top 25. The Volunteers made their 2019-20 debut in the poll at No. 20, kicking Washington down to No. 25.
Tennessee gets Alabama State on Wednesday night.
Other Poll Notes
- Kentucky dropped from No. 1 to No. 9 after their shocking loss to Evansville last week.
- Duke is your new No. 1 team.
- Memphis fell from No. 13 to No. 16 after their loss to Oregon.
- Florida dropped completely out of the poll after taking their second loss of the season, this time against UConn.
- Michigan State
- North Carolina
- Ohio State
- Texas Tech
- Seton Hall
- Utah State