Vols expect to find out more about themselves this week against Gators
When Florida and Tennessee meet in Knoxville on Saturday night, it will be a meeting of two ranked teams for the first time in a long time
The Vols are ranked No. 23 this week - their first ranking since 2009 when they were ranked No. 18 the first week of the season.
Tennessee coach Derek Dooley said the ranking represents another set of accomplishments as the Vols try to rebuild their program and return to prominence.
"We have some basic standards that we've kind of established, I think all the Tennessee fans expect,'' Dooley said. "Tennessee, we want to be in the top 25 like 100 other programs. But if you're not focused on whwat you need to do to be in the top 25, you're not going to be in the top 25.''
The Vols are 2-0, but Dooley said this weekend's game against the Gators will give him a better idea of where the Vols stand.
"This is going to be a different test,'' Dooley said. "It's going to be, A, a level of personnel we haven't beaten in a long time, and B, one of the best fronts in the country.''
"We'll find out a little bit more about our football team this week,'' Dooley said.