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Tennessee Up In Coaches, Holds Steady In AP Poll

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Tennessee moved up one-spot to No. 3 in the USA Today Coaches Poll and remained at No. 3 in the AP Poll following its win over UT Martin.

The top five is the same in both the AP and Coaches Poll with No. 1 Georgia and No. 2 Ohio State coming in ahead of the Vols and No. 4 Michigan and No. 5 Clemson coming in behind.

The No. 3 ranking is Tennessee’s highest since starting the 2005 season in that spot.

Tennessee is one of six SEC teams in the Coaches and AP Poll with No. 6 Alabama, No. 12 Ole Miss, No. 17 Kentucky, No. 20 LSU and No. 25 South Carolina joining Georgia and Tennessee.

Ole Miss is at 15th, LSU is at 18th and Kentucky is at 19th in the AP poll while Alabama and South Carolina are in the same spots.

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South Carolina is making its debut in the polls this season following its win over Texas A&M. The Gamecocks are 5-2 and hosts Tennessee to Williams-Brice Stadium in late November.

Coming off its win over No. 6 Alabama, Tennessee easily handled FCS foe UT Martin. The Vols jumped out to a 52-7 halftime lead, the most points in a single half in program history. After a lackluster second half, the Vols sealed a 65-24 win.

The Vols host Kentucky this weekend at 7 p.m. ET inside of Neyland Stadium. Tennessee is looking for its second straight win in the series against the Wildcats. Kentucky is 5-2 on the season with losses to Ole Miss and South Carolina. Starting quarterback Will Levis missed the South Carolina game.

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