Writer Tabs Vols 23rd

Writing for CBSsportsline.com, senior columnist Dennis Dodd tabs Tennessee 23rd nationally in his preseason college football picks.

Interestingly enough, he ranked the Vols 20th nationally coming out of spring practice but dropped them three spots in his new rankings, now visible at CBSsportsline.com's website. Dodd lists Georgia and LSU 1-2 nationally, same as he did in his post-spring ratings. He still lists Florida No. 9 and still lists Auburn No. 19. The only SEC school to shift positions in his rankings is Tennessee. The Vols enter the season without an established quarterback and four contenders — C.J. Leak, Rick Clausen, Erik Ainge and Brent Schaeffer. Maybe he doesn't like the way the Vols' offseason workouts are going or has taken account of the untested QB situation.

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