The hype train continues rolling at full speed for Tennessee basketball.
On Monday, the Associated Press announced its preseason top 25 and the Vols cracked the top 10. In fact, they almost cracked the top 5.
Rick Barnes’ squad came in at No. 6 in the poll, one spot behind Virginia and one spot ahead of Wichita State. The No. 6 spot is the highest preseason ranking for Tennessee in its history.
In addition to UT, four other SEC schools made the top 25. Kentucky at No. 2, Auburn at No. 11, Mississippi State at No. 18, and LSU at No. 23.