Vols drop from No. 9 to No. 17 after App. State win

The Vols close win over Appalachian State didn't impress AP voters.

Tennessee survived a close-call in the first game of the 2016 season, but the Vols didn't come away unscathed. They took a big hit in the polls. 

UT fell from No. 9 to No. 17 in this week's AP Top 25 Poll, which was released Tuesday afternoon. 

Meanwhile in the coaches poll the Vols fell just four spots from No. 10 to No. 14.  

College football's opening weekend was a wild one. Two top five-ranked teams lost on the opening weekend, something that hasn't happened since 1972.

The SEC as a whole struggled in its first games. Seven of the conference's 14 teams lost their first games, including LSU being upset by Wisconsin.

Alabama and Clemson remained at No. 1 and No. 2 respectively in the AP poll.

AP Top 25 Poll released 9/6/16

  1. Alabama
  2. Clemson
  3. Florida State
  4. Ohio State
  5. Michigan
  6. Houston
  7. Stanford
  8. Washington
  9. Georgia
  10. Wisconsin
  11. Texas
  12. Michigan State
  13. Louisville
  14. Oklahoma 
  15. TCU
  16. Iowa
  17. Tennessee
  18. Notre Dame
  19. Mississippi
  20. Texas A&M
  21. LSU
  22. Oklahoma State
  23. Baylor
  24. Oregon
  25. Miami (FL) 


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