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Tennessee left out of Top 25, but not too far from breaking in


KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — The first Associated Press poll of the year is out, and it has Tennessee in 33rd place, eight spots out of the official Top 25.

Our own John Adams was responsible for about half of the Vols’ 15 points by ranking the team 18th in his poll.

I guess it comes down to how you define the preseason poll: Is it a power poll based on teams’ relative strengths and talents? Is it is a prediction of what you expect the poll to look like at the end of the season? Is it something else entirely?

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