The University of Alabama men’s basketball team fell out of the Associated Press Top 25 on Monday after a 65-62 home loss to unranked Central Florida on Sunday afternoon.
Alabama received just 21 points, good for 32nd place, from the voters this week. That’s less points than upcoming Wednesday night opponent Rhode Island. The Rams are 5-2 on the season, with both losses coming to teams currently in the Top 25 (Virginia and Nevada). Rhode Island, the preseason favorite in the Atlantic 10, already has wins over two teams from the Big East, Seton Hall and Providence.
Despite Alabama’s exit, the Southeastern Conference continues to have four teams in the Top 25. Florida, Texas A&M and Kentucky are all in this week’s Top 10, while Tennessee — which was picked to finish 13th in the conference in the preseason media poll — moved into the national rankings at No. 24.
Arizona, Alabama’s opponent on Saturday night in Tucson, also received 10 votes in this week’s poll.