Tennessee drops to No. 18 in AP Poll

The Vols drop three spots in the AP Poll after Saturday's loss to Alabama.

The Tennessee men's basketball team dropped three spots in the AP Poll Monday to No. 18 in the nation.

The Vols (18-6, 8-4 SEC) enjoyed a hot start to the week, overthrowing then-No. 24 Kentucky in Lexington, 61-59. However, Saturday saw the team's most lopsided loss of the season to unranked Alabama, 78-50, in Tuscaloosa.

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Conference foes Auburn (No. 10) and Texas A&M (No. 21) were the other two SEC teams to check in the AP rankings this week.

The Vols will host unranked South Carolina for a 9 p.m. tip-off Tuesday.