Tennessee fell four spots, from 18th to 22nd, in this week’s AP Poll.
The Vols had an up-and-down week, with a seven-point home win against Florida on Wednesday before dropping the Rick Barnes homecoming game against Texas by just one point Saturday evening.
Big picture — wins against Florida are always satisfying, and the Vols now sit tied for fourth with Arkansas in the SEC standings. The loss to Texas isn’t a huge deal, I don’t reckon, considering it was a non-SEC road game. Even after playing some terrible ball, the Vols had a chance to pull out a dub at the buzzer.
Auburn and Gonzaga remain relatively entrenched at No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, while last week’s No. 3 and No. 4 teams, Arizona and Baylor, both dropped after each team lost a game in the past seven days.
13. Michigan St.
14. Texas Tech
16. Ohio St.
20. Iowa St.