The Tennessee Volunteers are playing the Alabama Crimson Tide at home right now, but there’s more on the line than just a 5-0 start in SEC play for the Vols.

Rick Barnes currently has his team at No. 3 in the AP Poll, but fans watched on Monday as No. 1 Duke lost to an unranked Syracuse team. Then, on Saturday afternoon, No. 2 Michigan fell on the road against an unranked Wisconsin squad.

Therefore, it stands to reason that if the Vols beat Alabama, they’ll be in a great position to land the No. 1 spot in next week’s AP Poll. It’s also safe to say that fans are excited by that prospect.

As you can see below, they flocked to Twitter to support their squad ahead of tipoff in Knoxville:

Of course, if undefeated No. 4 Virginia beats still-No. 1 Duke in Durham on Saturday night, the Cavaliers could jump the Vols for the No. 1 spot. There will be a lot of intrigue this week, and it’ll be fun to see what happens.