Tennessee claims No. 1 ranking in AP poll

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The Vols are back on top of the college basketball world.

For the first time since 2008, Tennessee has claimed the No. 1 ranking in the AP Top 25 and USA Today Coaches polls. After besting Alabama 71-68 on Saturday afternoon, UT moved to 16-1 on the season and 5-0 in the SEC.

The BasketVols are currently riding a 12-game win streak and their only loss on the season came on a neutral floor in overtime against the No. 9 Kansas Jayhawks. Out of its 16 victories, Tennessee has won 14 of those contests by double-digits. And all of this dominance has earned the Big Orange the top spot in their sport.

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Check out the full USA Today Coaches Poll by clicking here