There may be a new No. 2 in the latest USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll as voters look at Tennessee’s larger body of work heading into next weekend’s crucial SEC matchup against Georgia.

After topping Kentucky 44-6, the Volunteers have five wins against teams that were then ranked in the Top 25, including the 52-49 shootout victory against Alabama earlier this month. Ohio State remained unblemished by topping Penn State 44-31 for a third win against teams currently with a winning record, joining Notre Dame and Toledo.

Tennessee has to make up a big chunk of ground to reach No. 2 in this week’s poll, which will be released Sunday.

In last week’s Top 25, Ohio State was ranked second with 1,516 points and 17 first-place votes. Tennessee came in third with 1,424 points and two first-place votes. A week ago, at least, the Buckeyes were closer to top-ranked Georgia than to the Volunteers.

That gap should narrow in the new Coaches Poll, though it’s not likely that Tennessee leaps ahead to make next Saturday a rare matchup of the nation’s top two teams. Instead, look for the Volunteers to close the gap and then take over at No. 1 with room to spare should they beat the Bulldogs.

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This week’s top 10 will have two new names after losses by Oklahoma State and Wake Forest. Here’s how it should look:

1. Georgia (8-0)
Florida was able to pull within a possession for a brief stretch in the third quarter before Georgia scored twice to seal a fourth win in five years against the Gators. While slowed by three turnovers, the Bul

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