Kirk Herbstreit announces top six teams ahead of Week 9

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.

No. 3 Tennessee will play for its fifth top 25 win versus No. 17 Kentucky (5-2, 2-2 SEC) in Week 9.

Saturday’s kickoff between the Vols and Wildcats is slated for 7 p.m. EDT (ESPN).

Following Week 8 games, Kirk Herbstreit released his top six college football teams on ESPN2’s “College Football Playoff: Top 25” show Tuesday.

Herbstreit’s top six teams following Week 8 are listed next.

1. Ohio State

2. Tennessee

3. Georgia

4. Michigan

5. Alabama

6. Clemson


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