Tennessee fell on the road late Saturday night in Arizona, but they weren’t punished too badly for it. The Volunteers lost 75-70 to the Arizona Wildcats in a game that was neck and neck all night long.
As a result, Tennessee slipped to No. 8 in the latest AP poll this week, while Arizona jumped to No. 5.
Purdue kept the top spot, while UConn moved to No. 2. Houston hopped up to No. 3, followed by Kansas, which will likely end up being Tennessee’s best win of the season.
Virginia and Alabama each tumbled after taking losses. Gonzaga hopped up to No. 11 after their win over Alabama, and UCLA moved to No. 13 after beating Kentucky. Mississippi State, following an 11-0 start, entered the top 15.
Non-conference play will wind down here over the next week. Tennessee will finish up with Austin Peay before opening SEC play with Ole Miss.