The 2018 college football season is inching closer and closer. The Vols’ first game of the Jeremy Pruitt era is less than three weeks away now, and it’s almost football time in Tennessee once again.
Tennessee’s 12 regular season games this year offer a range of difficulty. From what should be some easy victories to possibly some blowout losses on the road, the Vols’ 2018 season promises to run the gambit in terms of emotions and reactions.
But which games are the most important ones for Tennessee this season? Which games could swing the Vols’ 2018 season one direction or another? There are a handful of games that will decide whether Tennessee can earn a bowl berth this year or will be sitting at home in December once again, and there are a few “barometer” games for the Vols to test themselves against some of the best teams in the country as well.
Here are our rankings of the Vols’ most important games of the 2018 season.