College football games are often won and lost based on exceptional performances by a handful of players, and this list ranks the 10 top playmakers on the Tennessee Volunteers roster.
Although second-year Tennessee head coach Butch Jones stocked the cupboard full of talent with the 2014 recruiting class, the jury is still out on the freshmen and junior college transfers who joined the team in January and June.
It's likely that many of those newcomers will prove themselves on the field in the coming weeks and months, but until they actually experience a live snap in a game, they're not eligible to be ranked just yet.
Instead, this list ranks the top 10 returning players on the Tennessee roster who are battle-tested and known assets for the team. It's up to these veterans to beat the odds and score an upset or two along the way to secure the Vols' first bowl berth since 2010.