Here's what it had to say about the Big Orange:
The Vols will be back among the elite of the elite as long as the defense can take a little overall step up in production. The offense will be a juggernaut with what many consider to be Tennessee's most talented receiving corps ever (which is obviously saying a ton for this program). RB Gerald Riggs Jr. and QBs Erik Ainge and Brent Schaeffer are ready to be big-time college football household names. The defense will lose star linebacker Kevin Burnett, but there's more than enough talent to come up with a killer D helped by the return of CB Jason Allen. Biggest offensive loss: RB Cedric Houston Biggest defensive loss: LB Kevin Burnett
The rest of CFN.com's 11-team list is: 3-Iowa, 4-Ohio State, 5-VPI, 6-Texas, 7-Miami, 8-LSU, 9-Florida, 10-Oklahoma, 11-Arizona State.