KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT)-- The Football Power Index released their preseason rankings today, giving the Vols football team a generous #15 ranking.
This is certainly positive news on the heels of an impressive recruiting cycle heading into Jeremy Pruitt's second season.
ESPN describes the ranking "No surprise" as the Vols return ten offensive starters including Jarrett Guarantano, who posted a 64.7 Quarterback Rating this past season.
"Teams like that bring back that much talent tend to undergo significant improvement from one year to the next" writes ESPN Seth Walder
The FPI was created back in 2013 "As a way to measure team strength and predict game and season outcomes moving forward".