The 1940 Tennessee Volunteers represented the University of Tennessee in the 1940 season. Playing as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), the team was led by head coach Robert Neyland, in his fourteenth year, and played their home games at Shields-Watkins Field in Knoxville, Tennessee. They finished the season with a record of ten wins and one loss (10–1 overall, 5–0 in the SEC), as SEC Champions and with a loss against Boston College in the 1941 Sugar Bowl. This team won the school's second national championship after being recognized as national champion under the Williamson System, a power rating system created by Paul Williamson, a New Orleans geologist, and the Dunkel System, a power index system devised by Dick Dunkel, Sr.

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  • The 1940 Tennessee Volunteers represented the University of Tennessee in the 1940 season. Playing as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), the team was led by head coach Robert Neyland, in his fourteenth year, and played their home games at Shields-Watkins Field in Knoxville, Tennessee. They finished the season with a record of ten wins and one loss (10–1 overall, 5–0 in the SEC), as SEC Champions and with a loss against Boston College in the 1941 Sugar Bowl. This team won the school's second national championship after being recognized as national champion under the Williamson System, a power rating system created by Paul Williamson, a New Orleans geologist, and the Dunkel System, a power index system devised by Dick Dunkel, Sr. (en)
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  • The 1940 Tennessee Volunteers represented the University of Tennessee in the 1940 season. Playing as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), the team was led by head coach Robert Neyland, in his fourteenth year, and played their home games at Shields-Watkins Field in Knoxville, Tennessee. They finished the season with a record of ten wins and one loss (10–1 overall, 5–0 in the SEC), as SEC Champions and with a loss against Boston College in the 1941 Sugar Bowl. This team won the school's second national championship after being recognized as national champion under the Williamson System, a power rating system created by Paul Williamson, a New Orleans geologist, and the Dunkel System, a power index system devised by Dick Dunkel, Sr. (en)
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