Tennessee drops out of the Top 25 following loss
Tennessee endured perhaps the SEC’s toughest loss to swallow in Week 2, falling 31-24 to Oklahoma in double overtime at Neyland Stadium.
And it was the Vols that again received some bad news when the nation’s Week 3 polls were revealed on Sunday.
Tennessee fell out of both the major polls after entering Week 2 ranked No. 23.
But it isn’t all bad news for Tennessee, as the voters did not punish the loss too severely, leaving them near the top of the list of teams in the “receiving votes” category, meaning a return to the Coaches Poll Top 25 could happen in short order if the Vols rebound with a win or two in the coming weeks.
In the Coaches Poll, the Vols were second in “others receiving votes” with 43, which is six votes behind West Virginia.
However, in the AP Top 25, the Vols were left off the list of others receiving votes.
Meanwhile, the Sooners remained at No. 17 in the Coaches Poll and moved up three spots to No. 16 in the AP Top 25 following the win over the Vols.
Tennessee will play Western Carolina at Neyland Stadium on Saturday.