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2022 Week 3 Tennessee Volunteers Rankings

Main Poll Voters

User Rank Reason
Jakesnake42 5 78.79
Meany_Vizzini 5 19.3, +3.4, +4. Last year’s accelerated ELO now entirely eliminated; other teams realizing this boost vs last week are Penn State, Mississippi State, Texas, Kansas State, Marshall, USC, Florida State, Syracuse, and Iowa State. The reverse is true for Cincinnati, Baylor, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, Michigan State, Pittsburgh, and Utah.
relax_on_the_mat 5
BlueFalcon89 6 Go vols, gutsy road win against a ranked team.
StevvieV 6
buckeyes75 7
Conglossian 7 +4
ikindalikelemons 7 I valued Pitt a bitt lower than most did, but still not easy to go on the road and beat a ranked team in OT.
JeromesNiece 7
JustAManAndHisLaptop 7
kflinderman 7
r0sco 7
BigBoutros 8
Corporal_Hicks 8
HUSKEROYAL 8
I_am_bot_beep_boop 8
Our-Gardian-Angel 8 The advanced metrics were bullish on Tennessee coming into this season and the Vols provided some proof of concept with a really good OT win at Pitt. I'll admit that I thought the Josh Heupel hire was weird (and obviously we're a long way from a final verdict on it) but so far, so good for him in Knoxville. (Week 2: Tennessee 34, Pittsburgh 27 OT; Record: 2-0)
owlalwaysloveyew 8
rain_parkour 8 Big jump for me. Played a hard, physical game vs Pitt
tdoger 8
_fastball 9
bwburke94 9
DataDrivenPirate 9
No11223456 9
NoMorning6152 9
outthawazoo 9
realclean 9
RobertNeyland 9
T-Thugs 9 Tennessee is 2-0 and their best win is over Pitt on the road. Pitt's win lost a little luster with WVU's loss to kansas.
52hoova 10
ChargerFan2121 10 Rank on my Computer Poll: 12 Computer Poll: TCU
DarthYoda2594 10 Road win at Top 15, more in line with their betting market and efficiency numbers
huskerfan4life520 10
MoneyManeVick 10
retnuh101 10
sasmith2015 10
studio_sally 10
tabelz 10
Texasagsman 10
A_Rolling_Baneling 11
BallSoHerd 11
Bank_Gothic 11
bties 11
corundum9 11
Daigotsu 11
eclectic_tastes 11
GeauxTri 11
GoBlueScrewOSU7 11
Sometimeswelose 11
tks231 11
vanburen1845 11
Xtremeloco 11
Acm0028 12
boxman151515 12
cornholesurfer 12
dasani3x 12
dicky_________seamus 12
dogwoodmaple 12
DylanCarlson3 12 LW: 20
Hackasizlak 12
hypercube42342 12
icklebush 12
myghtymouse 12
PalmettoFace 12
spsellers 12
ucieaters33 12
AlphaH4wk 13
Blazeth 13
Branzilla91 13
CFBHurts 13
Fmeson 13
joebob431 13
MahjongDaily 13
Mr_Brews 13
noahthearc 13
not_folie 13
nw____ 13 Solid win over Pitt. Defense looked better! Impressed by how they managed anything against Pitt's defensive line.
Pollaski 13
Rakarei 13
royrules22 13
seaotter2 13
T-nawtical 13
The_Horse_Joke 13
Ticklebump 13
tjstanley 13
ToeInDigDeep 13 34-27 over Pittsburgh, my #14 last week
turkishguy 13
UNC_Samurai 13
wameron 13
WolverineDDS 13
aggiebruin27 14
buckeyegold 14
CambodianDrywall 14
Casaiir 14
Charlemagne42 14 Computer ranking: 20
coogs35 14
cyclonepsycho 14
deadtofall12 14
digdat0 14
Drexlore 14
e8odie 14
fo13 14
grjohnst 14
HarbingerOfFun 14
IceColdDrPepper_Here 14
ItsAesthus 14
Joester09 14
Laschoni 14
LeWoofle 14 Close win over a decent Pitt program, im unsure of this placement and future results will probably have a larger than average effect on placement if they lose.
Longvols 14
nemoran 14
NyquillusDillwad20 14
one98d 14
owl_man 14
PHubbs 14
physedka 14
RiffRamBahZoo 14
SCRx 14
strikersteve60 14
tdeff19 14
Techwid 14
TheReformedBadger 14
thexraptor 14
typicaliconoclast 14
WarEagle9 14
zacheiny 14
ACCBiggz 15
BamaPride95 15
COLU_BUS 15
DarkLegend64 15
fourpinz8 15
Foxmcbowser42 15
galacticdude7 15
GilBrandt 15
hascogrande 15
IAmAChemicalEngineer 15
Inkblot9 15
JaxofAllTrades13 15
jeedf 15
jlh2b 15
monkeymatt1836 15
Nathanael-Greene 15
peachios 15 solid pitt win, close in OT
PromEmperorHarbaugh 15
PumpSmash 15
RegionalBias 15 Road P5 win
RheagarTargaryen 15
RollWarTideEagle 15
scronko 15
tauzeta 15
ThaCarter 15
TheJeemTeam 15 Win over ranked Pitt jumps them from #22
thomasosu 15
TrojanMan35T 15
12panther 16
AllHawkeyesGoToHell 16
ALStark69 16 NR
bretticus33 16 Tennessee picked up a huge road win over Pitt on the back of their defense. That should be an encouraging sign for the Vols and Hendon Hooker had himself a strong game. However the offensive dropoff and lack of run game should be somewhat concerning but it shouldn't be an issue against Akron.
BUSean 16
captain_sasquatch 16
CockADoodleBOOM 16
CommodoreN7 16
darkra01 16
Dropbackandpunt 16
HelioOne 16
JCiLee 16
jjjoebox 16
JohnWickStuntDouble 16
Lex_Ludorum 16
Polarbear1914 16
ScarletFever333 16
Shrektastic28 16
SpadeRyker 16
SportingMoose 16
srs_house 16
TopGoose 16
Zloggt 16
Cecil_Hardboner 17
crimsonlaw 17
DrKennethJNoisewater 17
EpicSchwinn 17
falconlover79 17
molodyets 17
olmsted 17
orbania 17
plannedsickdays 17
SteemieRayVaughn 17
thegreendalegelf 17
yarrine11 17
arrowfan624 18
Arteza147 18
bakonydraco 18 78.09
BosskOnASegway 18
Buckeyes2010 18
Cassiyus 18
Corgi_Koala 18
cota1212 18
CptCheese 18
lillipup03 18
nburt13 18
NotSoSuperNerd 18 24.11
RavenclawWiz816 18
TDenverFan 18
Ch-i-ef 19 Nobody hates Tennessee football more than Tennessee fans.
crownebeach 19 Just like last year, there's not much to split Pitt and Tennessee -- this time, the Vols stepped up and made plays in the clutch, but it could have gone either way. Can we renew this series indefinitely?
MrTheSpork 19
MWiatrak2077 19 I'll be honest, I've been sleeping on the Volunteers. Seeing them in preseason rankings felt baffling, I couldn't understand it. How could this team and program, who have underperformed for so long, start the season ranked? It's not even like they were good last season! With a meh 7-6 finish and OT loss to Purdue in the Music City Bowl. However, they showed a resilience and grit that I don't think we have seen from Tennessee in a long time. And let me be clear: this isn't just some bias because they won, I understand that Pitt was winning until their QBs got injured, and that they narrowly avoided losing in OT, but even prior to it, Tennessee looked like a worthy contender on Pitt's turf. QB Hendon Hooker looked fantastic, with 2 TDs, 0 INTs, 27/42 passing, and 325 yards. Tennessee is now blessed with two straight home games, including one against Florida, and then an eventful trip to the Bayou against LSU. Everything looks very solid for early season Tennessee, and I respect what Heupel appears to be doing with this program. Call me over optimistic, but I truly believe Tennessee could go 10-2 (w/ losses to Alabama, Georgia) and maybe make a run for an NY6 bowl. Their schedule is favorable, their team is resilient, their coach is actually coaching, everything looks good on Rocky Top.
ndbroski 19
Pikachu1989 19
practicallybert 19
TaylorLeprechaun 19 NR
VerySeriousBanana 19
cinciforthewin 20
DisraeliEers 20
malowry0124 20
Red261 20
SlaminSammons 20
TimeBroken 20
wesman212 20
woakley 20
Hobbes_121 21
KJdkaslknv 21
311polo 22
Blooblod 22
Helifino 22
nbingham196 22
Staind075 22
ThePelvicWoo 22 This is a fun team
placid_salad 23
tmothy07 24
cfbguy 25
chweris 25
mellolizard 25
Striker743 25 NR
teddythe3rd 25

Provisional Poll Voters

User Rank Reason
Megalomanizac 6
CanAWoodChuckChuck 7
mcfly97 7
Fantastic-Calendar-9 8 LW: 11
shadowwingnut 8 Good road win in Pittsburgh. And won on defense, a real questionmark entering the season
buckeye4249 9
mthompson2320 9
Phillyfan3 9
RedassAddict 9
Steelthornn 9
TadKosciuszko 9
the_lost_carrot 9
ClemNation 10
Dontworryaboutit1 10
giveupanddie 10
just-regular-I-guess 10 Beat Pitt, they good
pianoprofiteer 10
Sebene 10
TwoStepCEO 10
BertGallagher 11
Dawg-Bite 11
jaybigs 11
Jaymoney00 11
mill1634 11
RJEP22 11 (2-0) 34.414 points
russdb 11 won over ranked pitt
Bereft13 12
CheapTrickIsOkay 12
DaewooLanosMFerrr 12
drneilpretenamen 12
itsnotnews92 12
maxwell6233 12
mcdsmaster8824 12
secoja8 12
Sflabuckeye13 12
TommyTwoTaps 12
70277027 13
beaver333 13
BRNXB0MBERS 13
dusklord1 13 Decent win against Pitt, maybe looks a bit less shiny after WVU lost to Kansas
GoCardinals74 13
Guhraffe 13
ImAndytimbo 13 They've looked very good. I'm shocked I'm ranking them this high, but I suppose time will tell.
jalexjsmithj 13
JBonkies 13
Noelthemexican 13
PNW_Jeff 13
PolitiBob 13
Pure_Protein_Machine 13
The_Good_Constable 13
True_Ad5324 13 Good win over Pitt
WBLwiffleball 13
59brad 14
ActuallyJasonPrice 14
BananaBouquet 14
bethe2ndmouse 14
Butternades 14
ChaseTheFalcon 14 GOOD WIN OVER PITT
colonel750 14
Dravens19 14
entropy888 14
fredmerc111 14
guttata 14
Hugefootballfan44 14
JamoRedhead 14
JustinMSU21 14
KeThrowaweigh 14
Loopylime 14
Matthias382 14
MaxMan1300 14 While not a decisive win, a win against a pitt team that has looked pretty good this season is deserving of a significant bump
MrOrcaDood 14 Strong win over Pitt despite averaging 2.6 yards per carry. Probably would have lost if they didn't injure Slovis.
NanoBuc 14
newSomberMan 14
notsmartprivate 14
PaulMSURon 14
samspopguy 14
UVUboi2 14
WitchKing17 14
zacjacobson 14
_n8n8_ 15
Archaic_1 15
BearsAreGreat1 15
Dan20698 15
Due_Connection179 15 A win on the road over a top 20 team means a strong start to the season for Tennessee. I'm going to try to not overreact too much to this with Pitt losing their QB in that game, but this sure adds more hype to the UF-Tennessee game in two weeks.
Harpua99 15
I-AMA-KarmaWhore-AMA 15
ianmcmoney 15
IMissMW2Lobbies 15
Is_Flacco_Elite 15
LamarcusAldrige1234 15
losbullitt 15
mauliknshah 15
Muffinnnnnnn 15
noffinater 15
OldCoaly 15
SonOfSvens 15
tapswitch 15
ThatStrangeGuyOverMe 15
TheBeekman8 15
whereismysauerkraut 15
zachismadewell 15
zachw900 15
10catsinspace 16
AnAngryPanda1 16
coletheredditer 16
DownshiftGD 16
dustingibson 16
ewolfy13 16 Big win on the road against a solid Pitt team, although they were helped out by injuries on Pitt
hershculez 16
Huntkv 16
mathmanhale 16
ObjectOnBroadway 16
thatoneguyD13 16
bannista7 17 Tough win @Pitt in OT, with a lot of miscues on Special Teams. Give those opportunities to a team who wasn’t playing a hobbled backup QB and they lose that game. LW: NR
Cooliamabeast 17
grahamca 17
PSUMediaPA 17 They managed to grab victory out of the jaws of defeat. Great win for Tennessee after losing to Pitt at home last season.
camryn_16 18
ch1l1_ch33s3 18
iDevourer 18
rocco2246 18
Ruhrgebietheld 18
sconbon 18
the_neverdoctor 18
brucewaynewins 19
ManiacalBlazer 19
perspicacious_crumb 19
TheFalconGuy 19
frone 20
MADBuc49 20
PattyKane16 20
thetrain23 20
muzikjamr 21
romulusjsp 21
Spacesurfer6 21
Amane_VIII 22
dtynes10 22
RaceScottRace 22
FourteenClocks 24
madskillzmatt 24
Terminal_BAS 24
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