Where Tennessee basketball teams rank in the Jan. 17 AP poll

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Tennessee’s women’s basketball team stayed in 5th place this week AP poll while the Vols men’s team went from No. 22 to No. 24 in the men’s survey.

The Lady Vols are eight-game winners in a row and continued to roll this week with double-digit wins at Vanderbilt and over No. 23 Kentucky.

Kellie Harper’s third-team Tennessee is 6-0 in SEC play and is currently atop the conference standings.

Tennessee in the second-highest-ranked SEC team in this week’s AP poll, behind No. 1 South Carolina and ahead of No. 11 LSU, No. 13 Georgia and No. 23 Kentucky.

The Lady Vols have their date on Thursday before heading to Athens to take on a strong Georgia side next Sunday. This rest should be good for Tennessee, as star center Tamari Key suffered an ankle injury in the blowout win over Kentucky.

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Tennessee fell two spots in this week’s poll after sharing games with South Carolina and Kentucky.

The Vols are now 2-3 in SEC play, falling to the then-top 25 opponents on the road and dealing with lesser SEC opponents at home.

Rick Barnes’ Tennessee seventh team is the lowest-rated of the four SEC teams in this week’s AP poll. The Vols have already lost to No. 12 Kentucky and No. 13 LSU and still have a home game with No. 2 Auburn in February.

The flip changes for Tennessee this week as they face a below average Vanderbilt team in Nashville this week before getting a second chance against LSU on Saturday at Thompson-Boling Arena

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