Alabama men's basketball is up four spots in the latest AP Poll to No. 15. The Crimson Tide fell one spot in the USA Today Coaches Poll down to No. 20.

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The Crimson Tide played one game this past week, squeaking passed then ranked No. 14 Tennessee 73-68 in Tuscaloosa to improve to 10-3 on the year. Noah Gurley led the way for Alabama in the SEC opener. The graduate transfer scored 20 points and collected 10 rebounds off the bench.

Tennessee (9-4) was without two of their biggest stars including leading scorer Kennedy Chandler. Chandler, along with leading rebounder John Fulkerson both missed the SEC clash due to COVID-19 protocols.

Alabama is set to take on the Florida Gators (9-3) this Wednesday at 6 p.m. Tuscaloosa time in Gainesville.

The Auburn Tigers moved into the top 10 in the AP Poll, up two spots to No. 9 after improving to 12-1. The rest of the AP top 10 is below.

  1. Baylor (13-0)
  2. Duke (11-1)
  3. Purdue (12-1)
  4. Gonzaga (11-2)
  5. UCLA (8-1)
  6. Kansas (11-1)
  7. USC (12-0)
  8. Arizona (11-1)
  9. Auburn (12-1)
  10. Michigan State (12-2)

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