Where Tennessee basketball teams rank in the Feb. 28 AP poll











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Tennessee’s men’s basketball team jumped four spots from No. 17 to No. 13 this week AP poll while the Lady Vols went from No. 16 to No. 18 in the women’s survey.

Coming in at No. 13, Tennessee ties its highest ranking in the AP poll this season, matching its position in the Nov. 29 and Dec. 6 polls.

The Vols are winners of 10 of their last 12 games and have climbed 11 spots in the AP poll since their Jan. 16 loss at Kentucky.

Tennessee went 2-0 this week beating Missouri on the road and No. 3 Auburn at Thompson-Boling Arena.

The Vols are the third-highest-ranked SEC team in this week’s poll behind No. 5 Auburn and No. 7 Kentucky and ahead of No. 14 Arkansas and No. 25 Alabama.

Tennessee is looking for its first win at Georgia in 11 years before hosting No. 14 Arkansas for a Thompson-Boling Arena checkerboard game.

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The Lady Vols continue to fall in the AP poll after splitting home games with Mississippi State and LSU last week. Tennessee dominated the Bulldogs before their miraculous second-half comeback failed against the Tigers.

Tennessee is the third-highest-ranked SEC team in this week’s poll, behind No. 1 South Carolina and No. 6 LSU and ahead of No. 23 Florida and No. 24 Georgia.

The Lady Vols’ regular season is over and they will travel to Nashville for this week’s SEC Tournament as the three seeds.






Ryan Schumpert is a University of Tennessee-Knoxville senior who has covered University of Tennessee athletics from the time he walked onto campus. He has just completed a three-year stint with the Daily Beacon, the last two of which as a sports editor. Ryan has also spent the past three years at Volquest providing strong Tennessee baseball coverage of Tony Vitello’s resurgent program. While the bulk of Ryan’s responsibilities involved covering and writing beats, he also recorded podcasts for the Beacon and Volquest. Did we leave out the part about Ryan’s internship for the Smokies? Ryan’s work ethic, versatility and strong writing skills are just three of the reasons Vol Nation will be hearing from Ryan for years to come.




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