Last season, 19 of UT's 20 sports competed in postseason play and 18 were ranked in the top 25.

Tennessee might have similar numbers this year. Of the team's currently in season, the Vols have six ranked teams: baseball sixth, indoor track seventh, golf eighth, basketball 10th, swimming and diving 12th and tennis 17th.

The Lady Vols have softball second, basketball fifth, track seventh, golf 14th, swimming and diving 15th and tennis 28th.

Thus, of the 12 teams currently competing, 11 are ranked in the top 17.

NOTES: Bids for the new softball field adjacent to the soccer complex will be taken this spring. The new field is expected to be ready for the 2007 season. … Hamilton said he fielded only two calls from fans unhappy with the football ticket price increases. He said he got six to 10 unfavorable e-mails.

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