Alabama at the top? Fans, media champion Tide as new No. 1 after losing to Houston

Down goes No. 1 Houston!

Kelvin Sampson’s side suffered their worst loss of the season on Sunday, falling in an ugly battle to Temple, 56-55 on their home court. As the AP poll comes out Monday morning, many Alabama fans out there can’t help but wonder about the possibility of a No. 1 Tide Hoops program to think about.

When you lay it out, it makes a lot of sense. No. 2 Kansas lost twice this week and No. 3 Purdue narrowly survived a loss to Maryland early Sunday afternoon. Alabama, meanwhile, is looking stronger than ever at 17-2 this year with 8 straight wins and an undefeated conference record.

At this point, it’s just a matter of voter preference. Alabama is aiming to be the nation’s No. 1 for the second time ever, the first time since December 16, 2002. Purdue is down 1 loss (Rutgers), but Alabama’s have more quality (UConn, Gonzaga).

Fans took to social media to make Alabama’s case for the No. 1 on Sunday afternoon.

Alabama is back in action against Mississippi State on Wednesday before traveling to Oklahoma on Saturday.