Oct 19, 2013; Knoxville, TN, USA; Tennessee Volunteers running back Marlin Lane (15) rushes against South Carolina Gamecocks safety Chris Moody (6) and South Carolina linebacker Kaiwan Lewis (8) during the second half at Neyland Stadium. Tennessee won 23-21. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

Vols Have Played/Will Play Five Teams In Initial BCS Top 25

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The Tennessee Volunteers 2013 schedule should go down in history as being one of the toughest schedules ever.

The initial BCS Top 25 was released on Sunday evening and five of the Vols’ opponents this season were in the Top 25.

  • #1 Alabama
  • # 3 Oregon
  • #5 Missouri
  • #11 Auburn
  • #21 South Carolina

Below is the complete top 25.

RANK TEAM USA TODAY POLL HARRIS POLL COMPUTER RANK BCS AVERAGE
1 Alabama 1 .9961 1 .9962 2 .9600 .9841
2 Florida State 3 .9097 3 .9147 1 .9800 .9348
3 Oregon 2 .9561 2 .9600 4 .8800 .9320
4 Ohio State 4 .8916 4 .8842 5 .7900 .8553
5 Missouri 7 .7639 6 .7718 3 .9300 .8219
6 Stanford 8 .7206 8 .7436 6 .7600 .7414
7 Miami (Fla) 6 .7652 7 .7650 10 .6300 .7200
8 Baylor 5 .8097 5 .7764 12 .5500 .7120
9 Clemson 10 .5890 10 .6156 9 .6700 .6249
10 Texas Tech 9 .6329 9 .6331 11 .6000 .6220
11 Auburn 17 .3465 15 .4210 7 .7500 .5058
12 UCLA 11 .4581 11 .5040 14 .4800 .4807
13 LSU 13 .4439 12 .4617 15 .4600 .4552
14 Virginia Tech 19 .3219 19 .3204 8 .6800 .4408
15 Oklahoma 12 .4484 14 .4229 16 .3900 .4204
16 Texas A&M 15 .4013 13 .4484 18 .2500 .3666
17 Fresno State 18 .3432 18 .3505 17 .3200 .3379
18 Northern Illinois 22 .1923 21 .1973 13 .5200 .3032
19 Oklahoma State 13 .4439 17 .3623 28 .0000 .2687
20 Louisville 16 .3684 16 .3985 28 .0000 .2556
21 South Carolina 20 .3019 20 .2564 26 .0900 .2161
22 Michigan 23 .1729 22 .1581 21 .1600 .1637
23 Central Florida 25 .0974 25 .0907 19 .2300 .1394
24 Nebraska 21 .2484 23 .1577 28 .0000 .1354
25 Oregon State 27 .0587 27 .0640 20 .1900 .1042

 

The Vols have already played four ranked opponents this season and they’re scheduled to play three more.

The Vols played #2 Oregon, #19 Florida, #6 Georgia and #11 South Carolina.

Florida and Georgia have since dropped from the rankings.

Over the rest of the season the Vols will take on #1 Alabama, #5 Missouri and #11 Auburn.

Tennessee’s schedule was already considered tough, but the emergence of Missouri and Auburn makes the Vols’ schedule historically tough.

The Vols need two more wins to become bowl eligible, which is of extreme importance for this very young team.

Tennessee will finish the season against Vanderbilt and Kentucky, after the rough three-game stretch mentioned above.

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