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Alabama Basketball Surges to No. 11 in Latest AP Top 25, No. 14 in Coaches Poll

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BamaCentral
 2022-11-28

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After a big Thanksgiving weekend at the Phil Knight Invitational, the Crimson Tide is now tied with the Arkansas Razorbacks as the highest-ranked team in the SEC.

After a big Thanksgiving weekend at the Phil Knight Invitational, Alabama men's basketball surged up seven spots to No. 11 in the latest AP Top 25 as well as moved up to No. 14 in the USA Today Sports Coaches Poll.

The Crimson Tide defeated then-No. 12 Michigan State and then-No. 1 North Carolina in the PKI, with its one loss being to then-No. 20 UConn. The Spartans have now fallen to No. 20 and the Tar Heels to No. 18, while the Huskies rose all the way up to No. 8.

In the AP poll, Alabama and Arkansas are now tied as the highest-ranked teams in the Southeastern Conference, with the Razorbacks sharing No. 11 with the Crimson Tide. Tennessee is next up at No. 13, while the Auburn Tigers sit at No. 15.

Kentucky fell four spots down to No. 19 after playing a single game against North Florida, which the Wildcats won 96-56.

In the Coaches Poll, Arkansas comes in at No. 11 while Tennessee is No. 13 ahead of Alabama. Kentucky sits at No. 18, while Auburn is the lowest-ranked SEC team at No. 19.

Here are the full AP Top 25 and Coaches Polls entering Week 4 of college basketball:

AP Top 25 - November 28, 2022

(Ranking, team, record, points, first-place votes)

1. Houston (6-0) 1,534 (45)

2. Texas (5-0) 1,467 (8)

3. Virginia (5-0) 1,408 (2)

4. Arizona (6-0) 1,341

5. Purdue (6-0) 1,307 (8)

6. Baylor (5-1) 1,111

7. Creighton (6-1) 1,100

8. UConn (8-0) 1,099

9. Kansas (6-1) 990

10. Indiana (6-0) 938

11. Alabama (6-1) 860

11. Arkansas (5-1) 860

13. Tennessee (5-1) 848

14. Gonzaga (5-2) 845

15. Auburn (7-0) 733

16. Illinois (5-1) 643

17. Duke (6-2) 614

18. North Carolina (5-2) 541

19. Kentucky (4-2) 472

20. Michigan State (5-2) 469

21. UCLA (5-2) 346

22. Maryland (6-0) 282

23. Iowa State (5-1) 198

24. San Diego State (4-2) 189

25. Ohio State (5-1) 108

Others receiving votes:

TCU 45, Iowa 31, Charleston 20, West Virginia 14, Mississippi State 12, Texas Tech 11, Michigan 8, Wisconsin 6, Arizona State 6, UNLV 6, Miami (FL) 5, Missouri 2, Oklahoma 2, St. John's 1, Virginia Tech 1, New Mexico 1, Kansas State 1.

USA Today Sports Coaches Poll - November 28, 2022

(Ranking, team, record, points, first-place votes)

1. Houston 6-0 782 (23)

2. Texas 5-0 732 (5)

3. Virginia 5-0 718 (1)

4. Arizona 6-0 662

5. Purdue 6-0 627 (3)

6. Connecticut 8-0 560

7. Creighton 6-1 532

8. Indiana 6-0 520

9. Kansas 6-1 516

10. Baylor 5-1 497

11. Arkansas 5-1 464

12. Gonzaga 5-2 435

13. Tennessee 5-1 391

14. Alabama 6-1 386

15. North Carolina 5-2 324

16. Duke 6-2 314

17. Illinois 5-1 305

18. Kentucky 4-2 285

19. Auburn 7-0 274

20. Michigan St. 5-2 220

21. UCLA 5-2 178

22. Maryland 6-0 158

23. Iowa State 5-1 145

24. San Diego St. 4-2 126

25. Ohio St. 5-1 70

Others receiving votes:

Texas Christian 40; Iowa 28; Texas Tech 16; Wisconsin 15; West Virginia 11; Mississippi State 11; Michigan 9; Xavier 8; Saint Mary's 8; Oklahoma 7; St. John's 5; Miami-Florida 5; Kansas State 5; Charleston 5; UNLV 4; Drake 2.

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