The USA Today Coaches poll also has LSU No. 3, with Georgia No. 6, Florida No. 7, Notre Dame No. 12 and Alabama No. 24.
The most in-depth poll is the one done by Collegefootballnews.com, which ranks all 119 programs. It has LSU No. 2, Florida No. 4, Georgia No. 6, Notre Dame No. 10, Alabama No. 26, Alabama-Birmingham No. 35, South Carolina No. 37, Vanderbilt No. 50, Ole Miss No. 55, Kentucky No. 60 and Memphis No. 71.
Tennessee, meanwhile, ranks No. 7 in the CFN.com poll, No. 5 in the AP poll and tied for fourth in the Coaches poll.
If you assume Tennessee will beat the teams ranked behind it and lose to the teams ranked ahead of it, this is how the various pollsters project the Vols' final record:
Coaches: 10-1 (the loss being to No. 3 LSU)
Associated Press: 10-1 (the loss being to No. 3 LSU)
Collegefootballnews.com: 8-3 (the losses being to No. 2 LSU, No. 4 Florida and No. 6 Georgia).