KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee is 4-0 for the first time in 13 years, and as the SEC Country Power Poll suggests, the Vols are gaining momentum.
Tennessee (4-0, 1-0 SEC) is third in the SEC this week according to the SEC Country rankings after its dramatic 38-28 victory over East Division rival Florida (3-1, 0-1).
The poll consists of 22 voters, including those from SEC Country and around the nation.
The home win snapped Tennessee’s 11-game losing streak to Florida, while extending the Vols win streak to 10 games dating back to last season.
Tennessee quarterback Josh Dobbs had career-highs in passing yards (319) and passing touchdowns (4), and he also accounted for 80 yards rushing and a 5-yard touchdown run.
The Vols head to Athens, Ga., next Saturday for another pivotal SEC East Division game, this one between the Bulldogs famed Hedges.
A trip to Texas A&M is a couple of weeks off on Oct. 8 before the Oct. 15 showdown with defending national champion Alabama in Neyland Stadium.
The Vols were ranked No. 11 in the FWAA-NFF Super 16 poll this morning, and they were also No. 11 in the AP Top 25 and Coaches’ Poll put out earlier this afternoon.
Check back next week to see the Week 5 installment of the SEC Country Power Poll.
Through Week 4Results are below:
|1||Alabama (14 - 1)||286||22||1||1||1|
|2||Texas A&M (8 - 5)||262||0||2||2||3|
|3||Tennessee (9 - 4)||234||0||4||2||5|
|4||Ole Miss (5 - 7)||227||0||7||2||5|
|5||Florida (9 - 4)||182||0||5||4||8|
|6||Arkansas (7 - 6)||176||0||3||4||9|
|7||Auburn (8 - 5)||147||0||9||5||9|
|8||Georgia (8 - 5)||137||0||6||6||9|
|9||LSU (8 - 4)||131||0||8||6||9|
|10||Mississippi State (6 - 7)||72||0||10||10||12|
|11||Missouri (4 - 8)||69||0||11||10||14|
|12||Kentucky (7 - 6)||46||0||13||10||14|
|13||South Carolina (6 - 7)||23||0||12||11||14|
|14||Vanderbilt (6 - 7)||10||0||14||11||14|
This week's voters:
Adam Sparks (The Tennessean)
Alec Shirkey (SEC Country)
Alex Martin Smith (SEC Country)
Barrett Sallee (Bleacher Report)
Ben Wait (Columbus Commercial Dispatch)
Chip Towers (DawgNation)
Cory McCartney (Fox Sports)
Dave Matter (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
David Caraviello (Post & Courier)
Jason Kersey (SEC Country)
Jeff Drummond (AllWildcats.com)
Justin Ferguson (SEC Country)
Ken Bradley (SEC Country)
Marq Burnett (SEC Country)
Michael Bonner (Clarion-Ledger)
Mike Wilson (SEC Country)
Parrish Alford (Daily Journal)
Patrick Brown (Chattanooga Times Free Press)
Shehan Jeyarajah (SEC Country)
Suzanne Halliburton (Austin American-Statesman)
Travis Reier (BamaOnline)
Zach Abolverdi (SEC Country)