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Tennessee moves up in updated Coaches, AP Polls

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The Vols are on the move despite not playing a single game.

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The Tennessee Volunteers haven’t even played a game yet and they’re already moving up in the polls? How so? Well, voters left out teams from the Big Ten and Pac-12 this week, creating a ranking for those teams set to participate in the 2020 season.

For what it’s worth, the Big Ten could reverse course and play as early as October. For now though, these are the polls that we have.

Tennessee moved up to No. 17 in the coaches poll, while shooting all the way to No. 15 in the AP poll. Tennessee debuted at No. 25 in the AP poll last month, while they were unranked by the coaches.

The SEC makes up six of the top ten spots in the coaches poll.


Week 2 Coaches Poll

1. Clemson

2. Alabama

3. Oklahoma

4. Georgia

5. LSU

6. Florida

7. Notre Dame

8. Texas

9. Auburn

10. Texas A&M

11. North Carolina

12. Oklahoma State

13. UCF

14. Cincinnati

15. Memphis

16. Louisville

17. Tennessee

18. Miami

19. Virginia Tech

20. Kentucky

21. Louisiana

22. BYU

23. Appalachian State

24. Baylor

25. Army


The AP poll is similar, but slightly higher on Tennessee. The Volunteers will open their season against South Carolina on September 26th.

Week 2 AP Top 25

1. Clemson

2. Alabama

3. Oklahoma

4. Georgia

5. Florida

6. LSU

7. Notre Dame

8. Auburn

9. Texas

10. Texas A&M

11. Oklahoma State

12. North Carolina

13. Cincinnati

14. UCF

15. Tennessee

16. Memphis

17. Miami

18. Louisville

19. Louisiana

20. Virginia Tech

21. BYU

22. Army

23. Kentucky

24. Appalachian State

25. Pittsburgh