Vols break into Top 25, still have much to prove

Associated Press Modified: September 9, 2012 at 12:33 pm •  Published: September 9, 2012

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Even after moving back into the national rankings for the first time since the 2008 preseason poll, Tennessee still believes it has a point to prove.

The 23rd-ranked Volunteers can deliver that statement Saturday by ending their recent history of frustration against No. 18 Florida, which has beaten Tennessee seven consecutive times.

The Vols (2-0) leaped into the Top 25 following a 51-13 blowout of Football Championship Subdivision program Georgia State.

This marks Tennessee's first ranking since the Vols opened the 2008 season 18th. The Southeastern Conference matchup between Top 25 teams will be the backdrop for ESPN's "College GameDay" crew, which is coming to Knoxville for the first time since 2004.


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