Tennessee’s overpowering 55-0 homecoming win Saturday against Tennessee Tech was not enough to see the Vols climb back into either of the national polls on Sunday afternoon, after being ranked every week of the season until last week's unexpected loss at South Carolina.

But USA Today announced that Tennessee had landed at No. 3 --- and tops among its Southeastern Conference brethren --- in fan voting for the best uniforms in college football.

In the media outlet’s College Football Fan Index, the Vols were behind Notre Dame and Michigan and just ahead of Oregon and Ohio State.

The item specifically touted Tennessee’s addition of checkerboard accents to its uniform pants and the stripes on the backs of helmets.

A year ago, the Vols were similarly honored for the top new college football uniform of 2015, something that Butch Jones touted in recruiting talks and in printed recruiting materials.

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