KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee’s 3-0 start to this season is part of the program’s nine-game win streak, the longest since the 1998-1999 seasons, and it has led to the Vols’ No. 14 ranking in the AP Top 25 rankings released on Sunday.
Alabama held its No. 1 position with a 48-43 come-from-behind victory over Ole Miss in Oxford, while Ohio State was No. 2 followed by Louisville at No. 3, Michigan at No. 4 and Clemson rounded out the top five.
Tennessee opened the season ranked No. 9, but the Vols have looked shaky in each of their three wins, and now injuries are beginning to mount.
Middle linebacker Darrin Kirkland Jr. suffered a high ankle sprain in the win over the Hokies. Two more Tennessee players were knocked out of the game with the Bobcats: cornerback Cam Sutton suffered a lower right leg injury that is expected to sideline him for an extended amount of time, and outside linebacker Jalen Reeves-Maybin injured his shoulder.
The Vols host No. 19 Florida (3-0) at 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday at Neyland Stadium.
ESPN’s popular pregame show, College GameDay, will be on site in Knoxville.