The Volunteers have a couple quality wins but have even more questionable losses. Though they're only 6-6 in SEC play, they did go 10-5 against the No. 2 non-conference schedule in the country. Thankfully, the committee usually rewards teams for scheduling hard games. Best win:
(N) Pitt (RPI: 7) Worst loss:
at Charlotte (RPI: 210) Mitigating factor:
The Vols have actually been worse record-wise since coach Bruce Pearl's return from suspension.
Maybe he can "accidentally" lock himself in the bathroom right before a game to inspire his team and make sure they get in. Verdict:
In. They're an up-and-down team, but the Volunteers should make it despite playing in a weak SEC.