Joe Giglio: Tennessee is the most important team in the country

Tennessee quarterback Justin Worley (14) throws to a receiver in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against Georgia on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, in Knoxville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

Tennessee quarterback Justin Worley (14) throws to a receiver in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against Georgia on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, in Knoxville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

Note: Joe Giglio is one of 60 AP voters.

Comparing scores is part of the voting process. It’s not always fair, but there’s no way around it.

If the best teams don’t play each other during the regular season, how else can you compare them without using results against common opponents?

That leads us to Tennessee. The Vols haven’t been a national contender for the better part of 10 years, but they might be the most important team in the country this season.

Continue reading at the Raleigh News and Observer.

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Comments » 4

TommyJack writes:

Interesting take, Giglio.

murrayvol writes:

in response to TommyJack:

Interesting take, Giglio.

He failed to include the flight across 3 time zones and a diet of tofu and bean sprouts as factors in the outcome.

fannotsheep writes:

Tennessee plays one of the toughest schedules this side of the NFL, yet fans expect instant success.

bUTch__please writes:

Yeah....well...this just su

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