Compared to the 2011 season, the Tennessee Volunteers' 2012 schedule is a walk in the park. Only Alabama is a virtually guaranteed loss, and there are plenty of easy wins, too. I've ranked all 12 games from hardest to easiest for this fall.
With the addition of Missouri, Tennessee now has four important SEC East games per year, which will now fall with two at home and two on the road, instead of the former one at home and two on the road every other year.
After drawing one of unluckiest SEC West schedules last year (Alabama, LSU and Arkansas), Tennessee gets an easier draw: Alabama and Mississippi State. The third West game now gone because of the conference expansion.
Coming soon is the predicted finishes in each of these games. But you ought to be able to go through this list and get a pretty good idea of how many other writers and I think the Volunteers will do in 2012.