The Tennessee Volunteers kick off their season tonight at home, ranked #6 in the country, their highest preseason ranking in school history. However, the national media , believes this team is even better than that.
Here are 13 members of the national media who think Tennessee plays in its first ever final 4 this season:
Paul Biancardi- ESPN- Final 4 with Kentucky as National Champ
Dalen Cuff- ESPN- Final 4 with Gonzaga as National Champ
Jimmy Dykes- ESPN- Final 4 with Syracuse Champ
Daymeon Fishback- ESPN- Final 4 with Kansas Champ
Tom Hart- ESPN- Final 4 with Tennessee as National Champ
Rich Hollenberg- ESPN- Final 4 with UNC Champ
Andy Kennedy- ESPN- Final 4 with Kentucky Champ
Myron Medcalf- ESPN- Final 4 with Kentucky Champ
Chris Spatola- ESPN- Final 4 with Tennessee as National Champ
Dick Vitale- ESPN- Final 4 with Kentucky Champ
Bob Wischusen- ESPN- Final 4 with Kansas as Champ
Gary Parrish- CBS- Final 4 with no champ listed
Jerry Palm- CBS- Final 4 with no champ listed
- 865 sports prediction of the 2018-2019 Vols’- I think the Vols’ have as good as chance as they have ever have to reach the final 4 this year. However, at some point you will have to be able to “out talent” a team in the elite 8 or final 4, and I just think this team will out work anyone, but at the end of the day, doesn’t have the talent to win a National Championship. Vols exit in the elite 8, but do get 30 wins this season.