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Tennessee dropped to 0-3 in the SEC with its loss to South Carolina on Saturday.

2017 SEC Country Power Poll: Where Tennessee is ranked (Week 7)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Volunteers were unable to solve what ails them over the bye week.

Tennessee (3-3, 0-3 SEC) fell to South Carolina 15-9 Saturday, and the voters in the SEC Country Power Poll took notice of another poor performance by the Vols. Tennessee lands at No. 11 in our poll this week, dropping from 10th last week.

Tennessee coach Butch Jones said after the game the lack of big plays hurt the team once again.

“The other storyline is we didn’t have very many big plays,” Jones said. “Again, against that defense or any defense, you need big, splash plays, and we weren’t able to generate any. We’ve just got to keep working. That’s all I can tell you.”

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Tennessee gave redshirt freshman Jarrett Guarantano his first start in the hopes of jumpstarting the offense. He played well at times, but the offense was disappointing as a whole overall.

The Vols had the ball in the red zone three times Saturday and came away with two field goals. One of the red-zone opportunities came on the last drive of the game when Guarantano led the offense down the field in the final minute.

Guarantano threw to wide receiver Brandon Johnson in the end zone as time expired, but South Carolina had the play well defended.

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Guarantano finished the game with 11 completions on 18 attempts for 133 yards. He did not commit a turnover, something that was a problem for previous starter Quinten Dormady.

Tennessee turns its attention to No. 1 Alabama this week. Alabama has outscored SEC opponents 193-39 in 4 games this season.

Check back here every Sunday for the latest installment of the SEC Country Power Poll.

Your Week 7 Power Poll rankings

Results are below:

1Alabama (11 - 0)32525111
2Georgia (10 - 1)3000222
3Auburn (9 - 2)2550335
4Texas A&M (7 - 4)2530437
5LSU (8 - 3)2310537
6Mississippi State (8 - 3)17907412
7Kentucky (7 - 4)1650869
8Florida (4 - 6)1610669
9South Carolina (8 - 3)15109610
10Ole Miss (5 - 6)77013913
11Tennessee (4 - 7)670101014
12Arkansas (4 - 7)65012913
13Vanderbilt (4 - 7)320111014
14Missouri (6 - 5)140141014

This week's voters:

Alex Hickey (SEC Country)
Alex Martin Smith (SEC Country)
Andrew Astleford (SEC Country)
Ben Wolk (SEC Country)
Blake Morgan
Brandon Walker (SEC Country)
Chris Kirschner (SEC Country)
Christopher Walsh (SEC Country)
Eric Bolin (SEC Country)
Hale McGranahan (SEC Country)
Jeff Sentell (DawgNation)
Joe Mussatto (SEC Country)
Jordan Mcpherson (SEC Country)
Justin Ferguson (SEC Country)
Ken Bradley (SEC Country)
Marq Burnett (SEC Country)
Mike Bambach
Mike Griffith (SEC Country)
Nick Suss
Pete Scantlebury
Ryan Young
Sam Spiegelman
Thomas Neumann (SEC Country)
Trent Shadid (SEC Country)
Zach Abolverdi (SEC Country)