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Tennessee slides to No. 19 in new AP Top 25 Poll

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Another week, another frustrating result for Tennessee basketball. The Volunteers were able to beat Georgia without Yves Pons on Wednesday, but produced a clunker against LSU. The Tigers controlled the game from the jump, as Tennessee continued their up-down trajectory.

As a result, Tennessee slid from No. 16 to No. 19 in this week’s AP Poll. The Volunteers with the No. 11 overall seed in the mock tournament field released by the committee this weekend, landing on the No. 3 seed line. That likely changes after Saturday’s results.

Tennessee will face South Carolina and Kentucky at home this week, once again looking to right the ship.

Yet again, the top spots remained unchanged in the AP Poll. Gonzaga, Baylor, Michigan and Ohio State held on to the top spots. Alabama moved up to No. 8, while Missouri tumbled down to No. 20 after a loss to Ole Miss. Arkansas entered the poll at No. 24.


New AP Top 25 Poll

  1. Gonzaga
  2. Baylor
  3. Michigan
  4. Ohio State
  5. Illinois
  6. Houston
  7. Virginia
  8. Alabama
  9. Oklahoma
  10. Villanova
  11. Iowa
  12. Texas
  13. West Virginia
  14. Creighton
  15. Texas Tech
  16. Florida State
  17. USC
  18. Virginia Tech
  19. Tennessee
  20. Missouri
  21. Wisconsin
  22. Loyola-Chicago
  23. Kansas
  24. Arkansas
  25. San Diego State