Tennessee finishes top-45 in USA TODAY NCAA re-rank poll

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Tennessee (7-6, 4-4 SEC) concluded its 2021 season Dec. 30 in the Transperfect Music City Bowl, losing to Purdue in overtime, 48-45.

Following the conclusion of the 2021 college football season, the final USA TODAY re-rank poll was released Tuesday.

Tennessee finished No. 44, down seven spots from its prior ranking before losing to Purdue. The entire poll can be viewed here.

2021 Tennessee Vols’ football schedule

  • Sept. 2 Bowling Green (W, 38-6)

  • Sept. 11 Pittsburgh (L, 41-34)

  • Sept. 18 Tennessee Tech (W, 56-0)

  • Sept. 25 at Florida (L, 38-14)

  • Oct. 2 at Missouri (W, 62-24)

  • Oct. 9 South Carolina (W, 45-20)

  • Oct. 16 Ole Miss (L, 31-26)

  • Oct. 23 at Alabama (L, 52-24)

  • Nov. 6 at Kentucky (W, 45-42)

  • Nov. 13 Georgia (L, 41-17)

  • Nov. 20 South Alabama (W, 60-14)

  • Nov. 27 Vanderbilt (W, 45-21)

  • Dec. 30 Purdue (L, 48-45 OT)