Defeated UT-Martin Skyhawks 65-24
We aren’t just keeping Tennessee football ahead of Georgia in our SEC Power Rankings because they played while the Dawgs didn’t this past weekend. Josh Heupel’s team once again put on a show, crossing the 60-point threshold, and although it was against an FCS team, they did what they were supposed to do.
Beyond that, the Vols’ three SEC wins are over Alabama, Florida and LSU. That’s leaps and bounds better than Georgia’s SEC resume that we mentioned earlier. Sure, Georgia has the way better non-conference win in Oregon, but the Vols beating the Pittsburgh Panthers on the road has to mean something.
Simply put, UT has a better resume overall. Heupel’s team has met every challenge, and honestly, there’s no concern about the way they have looked in any game either. However, while they have been tested, that’s about to be taken to another level.
A visit from Kentucky this weekend and a trip to Georgia next weekend will define Tennessee football’s season. They do get Missouri and Vanderbilt in November, but they won’t be out of the woods after the next two weeks, as a visit to South Carolina now looks brutal too. However, the focus for now needs to be on Kentucky.