A look at where Phil Steele ranked Tennessee following 7-0 start

Tennessee (7-0, 3-0 SEC) defeated UT Martin (4-3, 3-0 OVC), 65-24, Saturday at Neyland Stadium in Week 8.

The Vols have recorded four top 25 wins during the 2022 season under second-year head coach Josh Heupel.

Tennessee will play for its fifth top 25 win versus No. 17 Kentucky in Week 9. Saturday’s kickoff between the Vols and Wildcats is slated for 7 p.m. EDT (ESPN).

The FWAA-NFF Super 16 Poll was released Sunday following Week 8 games.

Tennessee is ranked No. 3 in the FWAA-NFF Super 16 poll ahead of Week 9.

Phil Steele, who publishes an annual college football preview magazine “Phil Steele’s College Football Preview,” votes in the FWAA-NFF Super 16 Poll.

Next is Steele’s individual ballot following Week 8.

1. Ohio State

2. Georgia

3. Tennessee

4. Michigan

6. Alabama

7. TCU

8. Oregon

9. USC

10. Wake Forest 11. Oklahoma State

12. Illinois 13. LSU 14. Ole Miss

15. Penn State 16. UCLA

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