Tennessee football doesn’t move in Week 12 SEC Power Rankings

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Vanderbilt wide receiver Chris Pierce Jr. (19) celebrates his touchdown against Florida during the first quarter at Vanderbilt Stadium Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020 in Nashville, Tenn.
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Nothing changed for the Tennessee football Volunteers in the Southeastern Conference.

A fifth straight loss didn’t do anything to help Tennessee football in our SEC Power Rankings. The Vols clearly have issues, and the heat continues to turn up around Jeremy Pruitt as he nearly wraps up his third year on Rocky Top.

Given how low UT was in our rankings, though, we couldn’t move them after a loss. The same holds true for a few other teams on this list. With 12 teams playing and one game between two postponed, you would think there would be a heck of a lot more movement.

However, similar to Tennessee football’s matchup, many games went as expected. That doesn’t mean teams didn’t move around, and there was one big jump, but there weren’t many others. Just like the past few weeks, there is one winless team and one undefeated team in the league. With such a fact being unchanged, here are our SEC Power Rankings following Week 12 of 2020.


Commodores 0-7

Last rank: 14th

Lost to Florida Gators 38-17

Honestly, the Vanderbilt Commodores appear to be getting better. They were getting blown out early in the season outside of their opener against the Texas A&M Aggies, but they lost to the Mississippi State Bulldogs by a touchdown, the Kentucky Wildcats by a field goal and the Florida Gators by a smaller margin than the Arkansas Razorbacks or Missouri Tigers.

None of that matters, though. To move out of the bottom spot of our SEC Power Rankings, Vanderbilt has to avoid being the only winless team in the league. Until they win a game, they will remain here, especially when every other team in the conference at least has two wins.

Their best chance was this weekend as they were set to host Tennessee football. However, that came has been postponed so they can face the Missouri Tigers. Still, Derek Mason’s team has a shot at victory on Saturday against Mizzou, even if the Vols were their most beatable opponent.

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