Chris Doering is ready jump on the bandwagon.

The SEC Network analyst already had to apologize to Tennessee fans for not including Josh Heupel on his list of SEC Coach of the Year through the midpoint in the season. And after Tennessee’s thrilling 52-49 win over Alabama, he took it one step further.

“With that resume right now, they should just to the top of the rankings and be the number one team in the country,” Doering said.

The question was posed here before the Tennessee-LSU game that if the Vols could beat LSU and Alabama, could they end up at number one? Well the Vols destroyed LSU in Death Valley and hung 52 on Alabama, so here we are.

Tennessee might not be number one when the polls are released shortly and to be perfectly honest it doesn’t matter yet because the Volunteers remaining schedule will eventually put them there if they coontinue to win.

But Tennessee can throw its resume on the table right now and argue to be number one.

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Tennessee online sports betting officially launched on November 1, 2020, and many of the largest sportsbooks are live and operating in the volunteer state. Tennessee is only one of a handful of SEC football states with legalized sports betting.