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Tennessee Tumbles in Latest AP Poll After Missouri Loss

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Tennessee Football and HC Josh Heupel. Photo via RTI.

Tennessee slid down the AP Top 25 rankings on Sunday afternoon after falling to Missouri by a score of 36-7 in Columbia on Saturday.

The Vols fell seven spots in the Week 12 rankings from No. 14 to No. No. 21.

Tennessee was ranked at No. 13 in the College Football Playoff poll entering the Missouri game but the updated CFP Rankings will not be released until Tuesday night.

Josh Heupel’s Vols have now been ranked in 27 straight AP polls dating back to Week 2 of the 2022 season.

Tennessee is the sixth highest-ranked team from the SEC in Sunday’s rankings. Georgia remains the No. 1 team in the country while Alabama remained at No. 8 despite its SEC West clinching victory over Kentucky.

Missouri moved up five-spots to No. 11 after its blowout win over Tennessee.

Ole Miss fell out of the top 10 and landed at No. 13 after a 35-point loss to Georgia in Athens on Saturday night.

LSU jumps up from No. 18 to No. 15 while Tennessee rounds out the SEC’s teams on the list at No. 21.

Tennessee’s road doesn’t get any easier in the immediate aftermath of the loss to Missouri on Saturday, either. The Vols will host AP No. 1 Georgia this Saturday in Neyland Stadium before hosting Vanderbilt in the final week of the regular season.

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Here’s a look how Tennessee’s spot has shaken out in the AP rankings so far this season:

Tennessee’s Ranking in the Season AP Poll

  • Preseason/Week 1: No. 12
  • Week 2: No. 9
  • Week 3: No. 11
  • Week 4: No. 23
  • Week 5: No. 21
  • Week 6: No. 22
  • Week 7: No. 19
  • Week 8: No. 17
  • Week 9: No. 21
  • Week 10: No. 19/No. 17 CFP Rankings
  • Week 11: No. 14/No. 13 CFP Rankings
  • Week 12: No. 21/TBD CFP Rankings

To view the full Week 11 AP Top 25 rankings, click here.

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