Team 120 is ranked No. 18 in the AP Top 25 Poll released Sunday, following its loss to Alabama.
The Vols lost Saturday's game to the top-ranked team in the country, 49-10 on Saturday. It cost them nine places in the rankings.
Tennessee (5-2, 2-2 SEC) had held the No. 9 spot for two consecutive weeks, even after a loss to Texas A&M. The Vols head into the bye week before a road contest against South Carolina on Oct. 29.
UT fell eight spots to No. 19 in the Amway Coaches Poll.
Alabama remains ranked No. 1 in both the AP and Amway Coaches polls. The Crimson Tide have won 19 consecutive games, which is the longest active winning streak in college football.