Tennessee has been ranked the No. 1 seed in the College Football Playoffs this week.
The Tennessee Volunteers are currently undefeated and hold the number two spot in the AP Top 25 rankings. The last time they went undefeated was back in 1998, when they won the first BCS National Championship Game under Phillip Fulmer.Their biggest test comes on November 5th in an SEC showdown in Athens, Georgia when they play the top ranked and undefeated Bulldogs. For Mitch Davis, host of the Mitch Davis Show, he has big expectations for the Volunteers.
“Georgia is the defending national champion, but they have not looked like the Georgia of last year,” Davis said. “I like Rocky Top to go into Athens and get a monster win.”
The Volunteers are ranked over No. 2 Ohio State, No. 3 Georgia and No. 4 Clemson.Davis says this new ranking, along with the big win versus Alabama this season is very reminiscent of the good ole’ days.
“It’s starting to feel like 1998 again here in the state of Tennessee. Volunteer nation is rocking,” he said. “You’ve got 5 AP Top 25 wins, and they’ve got a chance for a sixth on Saturday. The program under (Coach) Josh Heupel has been phenomenal.”
Saturday’s game for Tennessee has serious playoff seeding implications for the first seed in the playoffs and ticket prices have already reflected the hype with the average ticket costing $1,500.LISTEN TO THE FULL INTERVIEW: