Alabama Slightly Drops in Latest AP Poll
In Monday’s weekly AP top 25 poll, the Alabama Crimson Tide basketball team (19-6, 14-2) moved down to No. 8. This is the fifth time in six weeks that the Tide has resided in the top 10 in the AP poll. This slight drop is surely the product of both Alabama's loss to Arkansas on Wednesday.
With only two games remaining until the SEC Tournamnent- Auburn in Tuscaloosa on Tuesday and Georgia in Athens on Saturday- Alabama has the chance to win a historic 16 conference games- a feat that hasn’t occurred for the Crimson Tide in 34 years.
This new AP poll ranking comes just two days after ‘Bama clinched their first regular-season SEC title since 2002. This is the first time since the 2006-2007 Florida Gators that the same school won the football and men’s basketball conference championships. Alabama last accomplished this feat in the 1975-76 season.
Looking forward to the remaining regular-season games, Alabama will be returning to Coleman Coliseum for their last home game of the year for a matchup with Auburn on Tuesday. In the first “Iron Bowl of Basketball” of the season, back in January, the Crimson Tide squeaked out a 94-90 victory.
Since then, Auburn has struggled, losing seven of their last 13 games. Alabama has been a different story. The Crimson Tide went 11-3 in that same stretch.
These two will tip-off from Tuscaloosa at 6:00 p.m. The game can be heard locally on 95.3 The Bear, and it will be televised on ESPN2.
Later in the week, on Saturday, the Crimson Tide will travel to Athens, Georgia.
Notably, Alabama broke several school and conference records in their last matchup with the Bulldogs by scoring a whopping 115 points in their 33-point victory.
This regular-season finale will tip-off at 1 p.m. and can also be heard on 95.3 The Bear.
With only one more week of AP polls left and the SEC Tournament in Nashville looming, Alabama has a chance to make a case to be one of the highest-seeded teams in the upcoming NCAA tournament later in March.