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FanPulse: Tennessee fans’ confidence hits new lows after blowout loss to Florida

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The results are in.

NCAA Football: Tennessee at Florida Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

After expecting to make some gains in year two, Tennessee has gone backwards. The Volunteers at 1-3 through four games. Saturday in Gainesville against the Gators went about as badly as it could have. Tennessee had chances early to make some noise, but they found a way to squander each opportunity.

The result? A 34-3 final score — and an all-time low in fan confidence in the Jeremy Pruitt era. After briefly getting fans to buy back in after a 45-0 win against Chattanooga, confidence bottomed out this week.

Here’s a look at the chart for the year.

SBNation FanPulse data

It’s probably not going to get any better any time soon, either. Tennessee is off this week, then face the third ranked Georgia Bulldogs. A home game against Mississippi State follows that, then a trip to Tuscaloosa to face No. 2 Alabama is next.

The Volunteers will have some opportunities to find some wins later in the year, but the 2019 outlook is pretty dark right now.


As for this week’s top 25, Clemson held on to the top spot. Alabama, Georgia and LSU followed.

Wisconsin jumped up to No. 8 after a blowout win against Michigan. The Wolverines tumbled all the way down to 18th following that loss.

Auburn found another strong win on Saturday, beating Texas A&M to move up to the 7th spot. UCF fell back to No. 22 after getting upset by Pitt.

Rocky Top Talk’s Week 4 Top 25

1. Clemson

2. Alabama

3. Georgia

4. LSU

5. Oklahoma

6. Ohio State

7. Auburn

8. Wisconsin

9. Notre Dame

10. Texas

11. Florida

12. Penn State

13. Oregon

14. Texas A&M

15. Utah

16. Iowa

17. Michigan State

18. Michigan

19. Washington

20. USC

21. Boise State

22. UCF

23. Washington State

24. Virginia

25. Maryland