For the first time ever Auburn mens basketball is ranked first in the AP poll. Auburn defeated 12th ranked Kentucky on Saturday to vault them ahead of Gonzaga in Mondays latest release of the rankings.
The Alabama Crimson Tide (9-4, 4-0) went on the road and defeated the Auburn Tigers (6-6, 0-4) 94-90 to remain undefeated in conference play and is still in first place in the SEC. The victory was the first win in Auburn for the Crimson Tide since 2015.
The Tigers' announced this week that they would not participate in post season activities in order to try to appease and mitigate any further punishment by the NCAA. This news was followed up by a report that Auburn's best recruit, Sharife Cooper, had not been practicing with the team and was considering a move to an international professional team.