Vols Hold Steady At No. 5 in Nov. 15 College Football Playoff Rankings

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee held steady at No. 5 in the Nov. 15 edition of the College Football Playoff selection committee rankings released on Tuesday night following the Volunteers’ record-breaking win over Missouri.

Tennessee (9-1, 5-1 SEC) is the only program in the nation with multiple victories over current CFP top 10 teams, including a 27-point road win at current No. 6 LSU and a 52-49 triumph over current No. 8 Alabama. It’s only loss came on the road to top-ranked Georgia. The win at LSU was the Vols’ largest in the series since 1940.

Tennessee is ranked fifth for the second consecutive week, trailing the Bulldogs, No. 2 Ohio State, No. 3 Michigan and No. 4 TCU. The Vols are one of five SEC teams in the latest rankings.

Tennessee set a program record for most points in an SEC game and racked up a school-record 724 total offensive yards in a 66-24 Senior Day victory over Missouri last Saturday in Neyland Stadium. It was the third 60-point barrage by UT this season, tying 1995 South Carolina and 2019 LSU for the SEC single-season record.

Tennessee closes its regular season with back-to-back road games for the first time since 1939. Its playoff quest continues at 7 p.m. ET Saturday against South Carolina in Williams-Brice Stadium. The contest will be televised by ESPN with Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit and Holly Rowe on the call. 

College Football Playoff Rankings (Nov. 15)
1. Georgia (10-0)
2. Ohio State (10-0)
3. Michigan (10-0)
4. TCU (10-0)
5. Tennessee (9-1)
6. LSU (8-2)
7. Southern Cal (9-1)
8. Alabama (8-2)
9. Clemson (9-1)
10. Utah (8-2)
11. Penn State (8-2)
12. Oregon (8-2)
13. North Carolina (9-1)
14. Ole Miss (8-2)
15. Kansas State (7-3)
16. UCLA (8-2)
17. Washington (8-2)
18. Notre Dame (7-3)
19. Florida State (7-3)
20. UCF (8-2)
21. Tulane (8-2)
22. Oklahoma State (7-3)
23. Oregon State (7-3)
24. NC State (7-3)
25. Cincinnati (8-2)

-UT Athletics

KNOXVILLE, TN – November 12, 2022 – Offensive lineman Javontez Spraggins #76 of the Tennessee Volunteers during the game between the Missouri Tigers and the Tennessee Volunteers at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, TN. Photo By Andrew Ferguson/Tennessee Athletics

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