Tennessee moves into No. 1 spot in the USA TODAY Sports men’s basketball coaches poll

An upset-filled week in men’s college basketball led to another change at the top of the USA TODAY Sports coaches poll. This time, it’s Tennessee’s turn.

Three of the four teams that were getting first-place votes a week ago sustained a loss, clearing the way for the Volunteers to become the fifth different squad to hold the No. 1 ranking this season.

Tennessee, with 30 of 32 first-place votes, claim the top spot for the first time since February of 2008. They were nearly bitten by the upset bug themselves on Saturday but were able to stave off Alabama to remain unscathed in SEC play.

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