Alabama basketball #2 in the latest AP Top 25

Alabama basketball continues to make history this season.

In the latest edition of the AP Top 25, released Monday morning, the Crimson Tide ranks No. 2 for the second time in program history. The last time Alabama was No. 2 was during the 2002-03 season under head coach Mark Gottfried .

It should be noted that after being ranked #2 for three weeks, the Crimson Tide climbed to #1 for the second time in program history – a stint that lasted two weeks.

The Crimson Tide moved up to No. 2 after winning two games away from home last weekend, the first being a 78-66 win at Vanderbilt on Tuesday and the second an 85-64 win at Missouri – the first win for Nate Oats in CoMo.

This week, Alabama will look to continue its quest for No. 1 as it hosts Mississippi State on Wednesday before traveling to Norman, Oklahoma to face the Oklahoma Sooners in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge.

In other metrics, Alabama is listed as #3 in the NET, KenPom, and BPI. The Crimson Tide is also #2 in the Jeff Sagarin ratings.

In the rest of the Southeastern Conference, Tennessee is the next team at No. 4. From there, Auburn is the next SEC team at No. 15. Arkansas received nine voting points, Missouri eight, and Kentucky three — none of them enough to put the teams a spot below to secure the top 25.

Here’s the full AP Top 25 for Week 12 of college basketball. This story will be updated with the USA Today Sports Coaches Poll once published.

AP Top 25 – Week 12

(Ranking, Team, Record, Points, First Place Votes)

1. Purdue (19-1) 1,527 (39)

2. Alabama (17-2) 1,511 (23)

3. Houston (18-2) 1,333

4. Tennessee (16-3) 1,298

5. Kansas State (17-2) 1,254

6. Arizona (17-3) 1,195

7.Virginia (15-3) 1,160

8.UCLA (17-3) 1,155

9 Kansas (16-3) 1,117

10. Texas (16-3) 980

11. TCU (15-4) 875

12. State of Iowa (14-4) 817

13. Xavier (16-4) 807

14. Gonzaga (17-4) 784

15. Maroon (16-3) 699

16 Marquette (16-5) 600

17 Baylor (14-5) 497

18 Charleston (21-1) 445

19.UConn (16-5) 372

20.Miami (FL) (15-4) 328

21. Florida Atlantic (19-1) 271

22. St. Mary’s Church (18-4) 254

23. Providence (15-5) 194

24 Klemson (16-4) 169

25. New Mexico (18-2) 156

Others receiving votes:

Duke 102, Indiana 61, San Diego State 57, Rutgers 31, Kent State 24, North Carolina 12, Michigan State 10, Creighton 9, Illinois 9, Arkansas 9, Missouri 8, Wisconsin 6, North Carolina State 4, Kentucky 3, VCU 2, Boise State 2, Memphis 1, Wake Forest 1, Oral Roberts 1.

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