5-at-10: Weekend winners (UT looks good) and losers (Hi Bryan Harsin), NFL's greatest show on Earth

Tennessee running back Dylan Sampson (24) crosses the goal line in front of Akron cornerback Tyson Durant (28) during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, in Knoxville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

Weekend winners

Tennessee. If anyone had mentioned that Josh Heupel and the Vols would be No. 11 in the nation in 17 months after he was hired to redirect that big orange dumpster fire, we would have had them committed. And Saturday, UT pummeled a bad Akron bunch like very good teams are supposed to. (Side note: I know the stats and the rankings and whatnot, but Hendon Hooker has a slew of natural gifts that Heupel has polished and the NFL will covet.)

SEC power players. Alabama and Georgia. Yeah, any questions? While I believe Alabama’s concerns are being greatly overblown — and the Dark Lord is completely happy allowing them to be completely overblown — dagnabbit Georgia looked like world-beaters Saturday in Columbia.

The Braves at home. Your Braves are winners of eight straight at The Tru.