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Alabama Basketball Drops to No. 16 in Latest AP Top 25, Coaches Polls

The Crimson Tide's opening-round loss to Iona at the ESPN Events Invitational caused the program to drop six spots.

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama basketball dropped to No. 16 in both the AP Top 25 and Ferris Mowers Coaches Polls following its opening-round loss to Iona at the ESPN Events Invitational last week.

While the Crimson Tide ultimately finished the tournament with a 2-1 record after defeating both Drake and Miami, its loss to the Gaels on Thanksgiving Day ultimately came back to haunt it.

Around the rest of the SEC in the AP Top 25, Kentucky moved up one spot to No. 9 with its record of 5-1. Arkansas replaced Alabama at No. 10 after starting the season 6-0. Tennessee and Florida come in at Nos. 13 and 14, respectively.

Behind Alabama in the Top 25 is Auburn as the lowest-ranked SEC team, coming in this week at No. 21 after starting the season 5-1. LSU also received 93 votes this week, but was unable to crack the top 25 teams in the country.

It should also be noted that Iona received one vote.

Here is the full AP Top 25 and Coaches Poll with seven games behind the Crimson Tide:

AP Top 25 - Nov. 29, 2021

Ranking, team, conference, record, points, first-place votes

1. Duke ACC 7-0 1,513 (51)

2. Purdue Big Ten 6-0 1,442 (9)

3. Gonzaga West Coast 6-1 1,428(1)

4. Baylor Big 12 7-0 1,324

5. UCLA Pac-12 6-1 1,253

6. Villanova Big East 4-2 1,147

7. Texas Big 12 4-1 1,115

8. Kansas Big 12 5-1 1,027

9. Kentucky SEC 5-1 1,002

10. Arkansas SEC 6-0 960

11. Arizona Pac-12 6-0 851

12. Brigham Young West Coast 6-0 791

13. Tennessee SEC 4-1 730

14. Florida SEC 6-0 681

15. Houston American Athletic Conference (AAC) 5-1 631

16. Alabama SEC 6-1 456

17. Connecticut Big East 6-1 437

18. Memphis American Athletic Conference (AAC) 5-1 435

19. Iowa State Big 12 6-0 403

20. Southern California Pac-12 6-0 380

21. Auburn SEC 5-1 325

22. Michigan State Big Ten 5-2 295

23. Wisconsin Big Ten 5-1 224

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24. Michigan Big Ten 4-2 177

25. Seton Hall Big East 5-1 151

Others receiving votes: Illinois 111, St. Bonaventure 106, LSU 93, Ohio St. 75, Indiana 63, Colorado St. 59, Xavier 46, Texas Tech 34, Marquette 23, North Carolina 9, Iowa 9, San Francisco 7, Loyola Chicago 3, Virginia Tech 3, Louisville 2, Wake Forest 2, Ohio 1, Iona 1.

Ferris Mowers Coaches Poll - Nov. 29, 2021

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

1. Duke 7-0 761 (19)

2. Purdue 6-0 742 (10)

3. Gonzaga 6-1 706

4. Baylor 7-0 693 (2)

5. UCLA 6-1 627

6. Villanova 4-2 563

7. Kansas 5-1 524

8. Texas 4-1 500

9. Arkansas 6-0 473

10. Kentucky 5-1 436

11. Arizona 6-0 431

12. Florida 6-0 425

13. Brigham Young 6-0 399

14. Houston 5-1 321

15. Tennessee 4-1 304

16. Alabama 6-1 231

17. Connecticut 6-1 222

18. Southern California 6-0 205

19. Memphis 5-1 184

20. Auburn 5-1 145

21. Wisconsin 5-1 140

22. Michigan St 5-2 138

23. Iowa State 6-0 134

24. Michigan 4-2 123

25. St. Bonaventure 5-1 96

Others receiving votes: Seton Hall 86; Texas Tech 68; Louisiana State 66; Illinois 65; Ohio St. 43; Marquette 42; Colorado St. 38; Indiana 29; Iowa 28; Xavier 25; Florida State 22; Utah St. 13; Providence 11; West Virginia 5; San Francisco 5; Saint Louis 3; Oklahoma State 3.