Rick Barnes discusses Vols #1 ranking

Excitement surrounds Rocky Top after the AP Poll released its weekly Top-25 rankings, giving the Volunteers the top spot.

The new set of rankings comes after previous #1 Duke lost to Syracuse last Monday night and #2 Michigan falling at Wisconsin Saturday afternoon.

The Vols were able to survive a scare against Alabama Saturday afternoon at Thompson-Boling Arena.

Rick Barnes discussed this ranking and the expectations now set for the rest of the season at his Tuesday press conference.

The Vols are set to take on in state rival Vanderbilt in Nashville on Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m. on ESPN2