Tennessee (4-3, 2-2 SEC) lost to Ole Miss, 31-26, at Neyland Stadium in Week 7.
The Vols have victories against Bowling Green, Tennessee Tech, at Missouri and South Carolina under first-year head coach Josh Heupel. Tennessee lost to Pittsburgh, at Florida and Ole Miss.
Tennessee will play at Alabama in Week 8.
Below is the USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll following Week 7.
Dropped from the rankings:
No. 17 Florida; No. 19 Arkansas; No. 20 Brigham Young; No. 22 Arizona State
Others receiving votes:
Iowa State 38; Utah 35; Arkansas 31; Florida 23; Brigham Young 23; Air Force 20; UL Lafayette 18; Arizona State 18; Purdue 16; Houston 11; Virginia 6; Texas 4; Louisiana State 2; Fresno State 1.