As of today, I would say yes! It’s still early but this Tennessee team looks even better than they were a season ago. Last year, the Vols had the unlucky draw of Cinderella, Loyola-Chicago and even then, only lost the game by one point! Many of the players from last years team are back including SEC player of the year, Grant Williams. Led by Williams and Admiral Schofield, this Tennessee team is tough and athletic. They get after teams defensively and play with a level of physicality that could wear teams down. Offensively they do a great job of playing inside out and Williams is a load down low.
Tennessee has played two tournament caliber games with matchups against Kansas and their most recent against a very good Gonzaga team who was ranked number one in college basketball before losing to Tennessee. With both going down to the wire, everyone should have The Vols on their radar now. If not, get acquainted!