SEC Power Rankings: Alabama Pulls Away (For Now) After Big Win Over the Aggies

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Sep 14, 2013; Eugene, OR, USA; Oregon Ducks running back

Thomas Tyner

(24) runs the ball against the Tennessee Volunteers at Autzen Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports

11. Tennessee Volunteers

Record: 2-1

Previous Ranking: 10 (Trend: DOWN)

Last Week: Oregon 59, Tennessee 14

This Week: at Florida

Next Week: vs. South Alabama

Last week was only the start of a brutal six-game long stretch for the Volunteers. Though this week against Florida shouldn’t be as much of a blowout as the Oregon game was for the Volunteers. Oregon is a terrible matchup for anyone in the country, and they might be the best team in the country when all is said and done.

Florida struggles to score points and relies heavily on their defense and special teams to win games for them. Good news for the Volunteers is they have potentially the best offensive line in all of college football. If they can grind out the game and keep it close in the fourth quarter, Tennessee has a serious shot at pulling off the upset.

If Tennessee can get to four wins, at least, by their November 2 game at Missouri, the season takes a very interesting turn for them. Missouri, Auburn, Vanderbilt, and Kentucky are all winnable games for the Volunteers if they can somehow survive physically through this current six-game gauntlet.