A look at where Lou Holtz ranked Tennessee following 8-0 start

Tennessee (8-0, 4-0 SEC) defeated Kentucky (5-3, 2-3 SEC), 44-6, Saturday at Neyland Stadium in Week 9.

The win is Tennessee’s fifth versus a top 25 opponent this season.

Tennessee’s 2022 regular-season schedule features home games against Ball State (W, 59-10), Akron (W, 63-6), Florida (W, 38-33), Alabama (W, 52-49), UT Martin (W, 65-24), Kentucky and Missouri.

The Vols’ 2022 schedule features road contests at Pittsburgh (W, 34-27 OT) in the second edition of the Johnny Majors ClassicLSU (W, 40-13), Georgia, South Carolina and Vanderbilt.

2022 Tennessee Vols’ football: Vols Wire’s downloadable schedule wallpaper

PHOTOS: Tennessee debuts dark mode helmets versus Kentucky

The FWAA-NFF Super 16 Poll was released Sunday following Week 9 games. Tennessee is ranked No. 2 in the FWAA-NFF Super 16 poll ahead of Week 10.

College Football Hall of Fame head coach Lou Holtz votes in the FWAA-NFF Super 16 Poll. Below is Holtz’s individual ballot following Week 9.

Georgia

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Tennessee

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Ohio State

Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Clemson

John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Alabama

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TCU

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Oregon

Troy Babbitt-USA TODAY Sports

USC

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

UCLA

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Ole Miss

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Utah

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Illinois

Michael Allio-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas State

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

LSU

John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Penn State

Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

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