Tennessee ranked No. 6 in USA Today preseason coach's poll

ST. LOUIS, MO - MARCH 11, 2018 - Forward Admiral Schofield #5 of the Tennessee Volunteers during the game between the Kentucky Wildcats and Tennessee Volunteers at the 2018 Men's SEC Basketball Tournament at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, MO. Photo By Kyle Zedaker/Tennessee Athletics

Like the Associated Press poll, Rick Barnes and the Vols will start the season with its highest preseason ranking ever in the USA Today coaches poll.

Tennessee will start the season as the No. 6 team in the country.

Rounding out the top five are Kansas, Kentucky, Duke, Gonzaga, and Virginia. Other SEC teams in the top 25 include Auburn and Mississippi State.