Precision election season is sort of upon us. Earlier than lengthy we’ll get to the official AP High 25 and Coach Polls, however for now, we’ll do the highest 25 from CBS Sports activities.
The publication truly went 131 deep, rating all FBS groups earlier than the beginning of the season. Tennessee, after a robust 7-6 yr one underneath Josh Heppel, checked in at No. 24.
Right here is the highest 25.
CBS Sports activities High 25
- Ohio State
- Notre Dame
- Texas A&M
- NC State
- Oklahoma State
- Penn State
- Michigan State
- get up forest
The fascinating half right here is who volunteers to land round. Clearly Kentucky is one place forward, however Pittsburgh – Tennessee’s Week 2 rival – is one place behind. Deepening a bit, Florida is ranked thirtieth whereas LSU is at thirty first. Every of these 4 video games are largely for volunteers, and may actually finish both approach.
Alabama (1), Georgia (3), South Carolina (53), Missouri (67), Vanderbilt (113), Ball State (115), Akron (125) rounded out Tennessee’s schedule.
Dennis Dodd of CBS Sports activities additionally named Tennessee to his 5 ‘Win Whole Locks’ for the 2022 season.
The ghost of the large NCAA wrongdoings underneath Jeremy Pruitt is now identified, however it most likely will not have an effect on this workforce. Josh Huepel has probably the greatest offenses within the SEC. That will be sufficient to succeed in at the very least 8-4 with QB Hendon Hooker on the high of the offense.
This is what the twenty fourth feels for Tennessee. Nearly as good an offense goes to be, defensive questions stay, and a troublesome program looms. Early season outcomes towards Pittsburgh and Florida can inform us who this workforce actually is.