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    Where Tennessee is ranked in ESPN's first Football Power Index update for 2024 season

    By Grant Ramey,


    The FPI gives Tennessee an 0.9% chance to go undefeated, a 95.4% chance to win six or more games, a 6.0% chance to play for the national championship and a 2.7% chance to win a national title.

    As for Tennessee’s 2024 opponents, Georgia came in at No. 1, ahead of No. 5 Alabama, No. 8 Oklahoma, No. 20 Florida, No. 28 North Carolina State, No. 34 Kentucky, No. 44 Arkansas, No. 49 Mississippi State, No. 76 Vanderbilt, No. 111 UTEP and No. 134 Kent State.

    Tennessee Football’s 2024 Schedule

    Tennessee opens the season on August 31 against Chattanooga and goes to Charlotte in Week 2 for a neutral-site game against N.C. State on September 7 at Bank of America Stadium in the Duke’s Mayo Classic. The Vols return home to host Kent State on September 14.

    After starting conference play with road games at Oklahoma on September 21 and at Arkansas on October 5, Tennessee hosts Florida, Alabama (October 19), Kentucky (November 2) and Mississippi State (November 9), with the second bye week of the season set for October 26, in the middle of the four-game run at home.

    The first bye week of the season is on September 28, splitting up the Oklahoma and Arkansas trips.

    Tennessee goes to Georgia on November 16, hosts UTEP on November 23 and closes the regular-season schedule at Vanderbilt on November 30.

    Kickoff times, kickoff windows for Tennessee this season

    Kickoff times and TV information for four Tennessee games this season have been announced, while kickoff windows are set for the other eight.

    The season-opener against Chattanooga will be a 12:45 p.m. Eastern Time start, the N.C. State game Charlotte is set for 7:30 p.m. ET, the Kent State game will kick at 7:45 p.m. ET and the UTEP game will be a 1 p.m. ET start.

    The Chattanooga and Kent State games will be televised by SEC Network, the N.C. State game will be on ABC and UTEP will be an ESPN+/SEC Network+ streaming game.

    The SEC and ESPN last week announced kickoff windows — early, afternoon, night or flex — across the league.

    Early games will start between Noon and 1 p.m. Afternoon games are between 3:30 and 4:30 p.m. and night games will be between 6 and 8 p.m. Flex games could fall between 3:30-4:30 or 6-8.

    Tennessee’s flex games include Oklahoma, Arkansas, Florida and Alabama. Night games will be Kentucky and Mississippi State and the Vanderbilt game will be in the early window.

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