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Top Ten Non-Conference Games Vols Should Play

By Dan Harralson




The SEC has mandated that the 14 schools play at least one non-conference opponent annually from the five power conferences. Who should the Vols schedule? Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images.
The SEC has mandated that the 14 schools play at least one non-conference opponent annually from the five power conferences. Who should the Vols schedule? Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images.


Tennessee has always played tough non-conference games throughout its history — and of course, on top of a tough conference schedule annually.  

SEC Commissioner Mike Slive announced at the spring meetings that SEC teams will have to start scheduling at least one FBS school from the five power conferences — the ACC, Big Ten, Big 12 and Pac-12. 

Taking an historical approach to who the Vols should schedule in the upcoming years — here are my top 10 schools that it would be great to see.