Oh, what a difference a year makes.
Tennessee basketball was predicted by press members to finish 13th in the SEC in 2017 but after a surprise season where the Vols won a share of the SEC regular-season title and played in the league tournament championship game, media members are singing a different tune.
On Wednesday, league media chose Rick Barnes and UT to finish 2nd to only Kentucky in the coming season. Beyond the Vols, Auburn was chosen for the No. 3 spot and Mississippi State was picked at No. 4.