NCAA Men's Basketball

Vols take new No. 1 ranking to Vandy

(AP Photo/Shawn Millsaps)

Tennessee puts its fresh No. 1 ranking on the line as the Vols head three hours west to take on arch-rival Vanderbilt in a matchup Wednesday in Nashville.

The Vols, (16-1, 5-0 Southeastern Conference) ranked No. 1 for just the second time in school history, received 48 of a possible 64 votes in the Associated Press Top 25. Tennessee rides a 12-game winning streak, its only loss coming in overtime to Kansas on Nov. 23.

Tennessee is a 12-point favorite according to Ken Pomeroy. It faces a Vanderbilt team (9-8, 0-5 SEC) that's dropped its first five SEC games, including Saturday's 71-55 home loss to then-No. 24 Mississippi State.


AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Tennessee16-1
2 Duke16-2
3 Virginia17-1
4 Gonzaga18-2
5 Michigan18-1
6 Michigan State17-2
7 Nevada18-1
8 Kentucky15-3
9 Kansas16-3
10 Virginia Tech15-3
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RPI Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kansas16-3
2 Duke16-2
3 Tennessee16-1
4 Michigan State17-2
5 Virginia17-1
6 Michigan18-1
7 Oklahoma13-5
8 Houston18-1
9 Kansas State15-4
10 LSU14-3
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