Alabama falls slightly in basketball polls

To no one’s surprise, Alabama’s 24-point loss to Oklahoma (93-69) meant the Crimson Tide is no longer second in the Associated Press and Coaches polls, but the fall wasn’t as big as some might have expected. Bama’s work appears to have kept Alabama among the top teams.

The Tide fell to fourth in the AP poll and fifth in the coaches released Monday.

Alabama (18-3 overall, 8-0 in Southeastern Conference games) returns Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. (SEC Network) at the Coleman Coliseum, hosting Vanderbilt (10-11, 3-5).

Purdue (21-1) received all of the first-place votes, 62 AP voters and 32 coaches, in both polls. The same 10 teams were in both polls, albeit in slightly different order.

Tennessee, which had an impressive win over Texas’ top 10, ranked second in both Alabama polls. The only other SEC team in the top 25 is Auburn, who ranks 23rd in the Coaches and 25th in the AP. Missouri, Texas A&M and Arkansas, among others, received votes.

Both surveys use the scoring method. Each voter submits a poll from 1 to 25, and a team gets 25 points for first choice, 24 for second, etc. Here are this week’s Associated Press and Coaches polls with records and total points:

ASSOCIATED PRESS

  1. Purdue 21-1 1550
  2. Tennessee 18-3 1443
  3. Houston 20-2 1415
  4. Alabama 18-3 1312
  5. Arizona 19-3 1310
  6. Virginia 16-3 1258
  7. State of Kansas 18-3 1190
  8. Kansas 17-4 1034
  9. UCLA 17-4 993
  10. Texas 17-4 939
  11. Baylor 16-5 905
  12. Gonzaga 18-4
  13. State of Iowa 15-5 832
  14. Marquette 17-5 769
  15. TCU 16-5 752
  16. Xavier 17-5 689
  17. Providence 17-5 438
  18. Saint Mary’s 19-4 419
  19. Florida Atlantic 21-1 392
  20. Clemson 18-4 340
  21. Indiana 15-6 250
  22. State of San Diego 17-4 170
  23. Miami 16-5 146
  24. UConn 16-6 131
  25. Maroon 16-5 117

Others get votes: Missouri 74, Charleston 68, Illinois 56, Creighton 51, New Mexico 47, North Carolina 47, NC State 39, Boise State 31, Duke 24, Rutgers 17, Texas A&M 16, Northwestern 13, Memphis 10, Pittsburgh 9, Arkansas 9 , Nevada 2, West Virginia 2, Oral Roberts 2, St. Louis 1, USC 1

Dropped from the Top 25: Charleston 18, New Mexico 25

TRAINER

  1. Purdue 21-1 800
  2. Tennessee 18-3 731
  3. Houston 20-2 708
  4. Virginia 16-3 662
  5. Alabama 18-3 659
  6. State of Kansas 18-3 649
  7. Arizona 19-3 605
  8. Kansas 17-4 557
  9. (Draw) UCLA 17-4 508
  10. (Draw) Texas 17-4 508
  11. Baylor 16-5 428
  12. Marquette 17-5 411
  13. State of Iowa 15-5 410
  14. Gonzaga 18-4 393
  15. Xavier 17-5 364
  16. TCU 16-5 349
  17. Providence 17-5 279
  18. Saint Mary’s 19-4 269
  19. Clemson 18-4 212
  20. Florida Atlantic 21-1 162
  21. Miami 16-5 97
  22. Indiana 15-6 93
  23. (Draw) UConn 16-6 81
  24. (tie) Auburn 16-5 81
  25. Illinois 15-6 67

Others get votes: 51 San Diego St.; Charleston 45; Duke 38; NC state 33; Creighton 26; Rutgers 24; Texas A&M 21; North Carolina 16; Missouri 16; New Mexico 12; Southern California 11; Northwest 9; 6 Boise St.; Michigan St. 3; Saint Louis 2; Pittsburgh 2; UC Santa Barbara 1; temple 1

Dropped from the Top 25: No. 18 Charleston; No. 25 Duke

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