Friday Top 10: UT Non-Conference Matchups We’d Love To See

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    With the 2017 schedule being released this week and some other future non-conference matchups recently confirmed as well, it got us thinking about some non-conference games we’d love to see for UT.

    The Vols have a history of playing in some high profile non-conference regular season games. Whether it was playing Southern Cal in the early 1980s, the Cal Golden Bears in the mid 2000s, Oregon and Oklahoma in the last half decade, or Notre Dame in multiple decades, the Vols have always played tough non-conference schools in the regular season.

    And that doesn’t look to change in the near future.

    After just finishing up the Battle at Bristol, Tennessee has Georgia Tech up next in 2017, followed by West Virginia in 2018. But there are a few teams Vol fans have wanted to see Tennessee play for years, and there are some that have emerged recently that would make for intriguing match-ups for the Vols in the near future.

    But even if these couldn’t happen in the regular season, seeing them in happen in a bowl game would be just as good. All we want is to see Tennessee play one of these teams soon.

    Here are the top 10 non-conference match-ups we’d like to see the Vols play in the upcoming seasons. 

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    Nathanael Rutherford
    Nathanael Rutherford is the managing editor and social media manager for Rocky Top Insider. Nathanael graduated from the University of Tennessee and cultivated a passion for the Vols while growing up in Knoxville a mere 10 minutes from Neyland Stadium. He's been a part of the RTI team since November of 2015 and has been the editor of RTI since June of 2017. If he's not talking or writing about Tennessee athletics, he's probably talking about Star Wars.