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    Tennessee Vols Quarterback Hendon Hooker Receives Reese's Senior Bowl Invitation - Sports Illustrated Tennessee Volunteers News, Analysis and More WWW.SI.COM Tennessee quarterback Hendon Hooker's final season on Rocky Top was cut short due to an ACL injury sustained against South Carolina. Despite this, Hooker is Read more    

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    USA TODAY All-SEC football team: Hendon Hooker named Player of the Year, Josh Heupel COY

    If you had told us at the start of the year that we would be this high in the SEC ranking. We would have all turned backflips.    OFFENSE
      Quarterback: Hendon Hooker, Tennessee

    Running back: Quinshon Judkins, Ole Miss*

    Running back: Raheim Sanders, Arkansas

    Wide receiver: Jalin Hyatt, Tennessee

    Wide receiver: Dominic Lovett, Missouri

    Tight end: Brock Bowers, Georgia*

    Offensive line: Emil Ekiyor Jr., Alabama

    Offensive line: Broderick Jones, Georgia*

    Offensive line: Ricky Stromberg, Arkansas

    Offensive line: O'Cyrus Torrence, Florida

    Offensive line: Darnell Wright, Tennessee

    Defensive line: Jalen Carter, Georgia

    Defensive line: BJ Ojulari, LSU

    Defensive line: Isaiah McGuire, Missouri

    Defensive line: Byron Young, Alabama

    Linebacker: Will Anderson Jr., Alabama*

    Linebacker: Harold Perkins, LSU*

    Linebacker: Drew Sanders, Arkansas

    Defensive back: Hudson Clark, Arkansas

    Defensive back: Emmanuel Forbes, Mississippi State

    Defensive back: Antonio Johnson, Texas A&M

    Defensive back: Kool-Aid McKinstry, Alabama
    Special Teams:

    Punter: Kai Kroeger, South Carolina

    Kicker: Will Reichard, Alabama

    All-purpose: Lideatrick Griffin, Mississippi State

    Coach of the Year: Josh Heupel, Tennessee

    Player of the Year: Hendon Hooker, Tennessee

    Newcomer of the Year: Harold Perkins, LSU ---------------------------------------------- Final Power Ranking:

    1. Georgia
    2. Tennessee
    3. Alabama
    4. LSU
    5. South Carolina
    6. Miss State
    7. Ole Miss
    8. Kentucky
    9. Missouri
    10. Florida
    11. Arkansas
    12. Auburn
    13. Texas A&M
    14. Vanderbilt   USA TODAY Sports Network 2022 All-SEC football team and awards (commercialappeal.com)

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    College football playoff may expand to 12 by 2024

    Source - Rose Bowl agrees to amended deal allowing for early CFP expansion WWW.ESPN.COM The Rose Bowl has agreed to terms that will pave the way for the College Football Playoff to expand in the final two seasons of the current contract, 2024 and 2025, a source told ESPN. Read more    

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    Alabama has no business being ahead of Vols in polls

    Yes, the rankings have a recency bias. However, head to head should matter when it comes to teams with the same record, so it’s ridiculous that Tennessee football is behind the Alabama Crimson Tide in both polls to end the regular season. Both teams finished with a 10-2 record, and the Vols beat Alabama 52-49 this year. However, UT came in at No. 7 in the AP Poll and No. 8 in the Coaches Poll while Alabama is No. 6 in both polls. The Penn State Nittany Lions are ahead of the Vols in the Coaches Poll. There’s no way around it. This is an absolute travesty. You may be able to sell margin of victory since Alabama’s two losses are each on the road by one score and Tennessee football lost one game by two touchdowns and another by 25 points. However, those losses are also both on the road. One is to the Georgia Bulldogs, unanimously considered the No. 1 team in the nation, and the other is to the South Carolina Gamecocks, who just upset the Clemson Tigers on the road, finished 8-4 and are No. 20 in both polls. In fact, both of those teams, Georgia and South Carolina, are ranked higher than any team Alabama beat. Meanwhile, one of Alabama’s losses is at the LSU Tigers. The Vols beat that same LSU team by 27 in their place, so they have the head to head and the common opponents edge. The other common opponent for both teams is the Vanderbilt Commodores. Alabama won 55-3 at home. Tennessee football won 56-0 on the road. So let’s break this down. UT and Alabama have the same record, UT beat Alabama, the Vols are 2-0 against common opponents while Alabama is 1-1, and in the win they share, the Vols looked better. What about overall schedule strength and quality wins? Well, Alabama alone is one for the Vols, but even after losing to the Texas A&M Aggies, LSU is No. 11 in the AP Poll and No. 13 in the Coaches Poll. Again, that LSU team managed to beat Alabama. So what is Alabama’s best win? It’s by one point at a Texas Longhorns team that is 8-4, lost its quarterback when facing the Tide and is ranked No. 21. Their other top 25 win is over the 8-4 Mississippi State Bulldogs, who are No. 25 in both polls. Outside of those two teams, the Ole Miss Rebels, who are 8-4, are the only other team with a winning record Alabama has beaten this year. What about Tennessee football? Well, we mentioned Alabama and LSU. The Pittsburgh Panthers have also finished 8-4, though. Simply put, the Vols’ three best wins are better than Alabama’s three best wins. Then you have all the other factors in play, and by every metric, UT has a higher ranked strength of schedule than the Tide. Only a recency bias and media love keep Alabama above the Vols.   Tennessee football: Alabama has no business being ahead of Vols in polls ALLFORTENNESSEE.COM Yes, the rankings have a recency bias. However, head to head should matter when it comes to teams with the same record, so it's ridiculous that Tennessee f...  

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