Alabama basketball slips to No. 11 in Associated Press, coaches rankings

Cecil Hurt
The Tuscaloosa News
LSU forward Trendon Watford (2) attempts a shot against Alabama forward Juwan Gary (4) and Alabama forward Alex Reese (3) in Coleman Coliseum Wednesday, February 3, 2021. [Staff Photo/Gary Cosby Jr.]

The Alabama men’s basketball team moved down one spot to No. 11 in this week’s AP poll after splitting a pair of games since the previous poll and was ranked the Ferris Mowers USA Today Coaches Poll.

The Crimson Tide rolled past LSU at home, 78-60, before falling at Missouri, 68-65, on Saturday. That loss was Alabama’s first in SEC play in the 2020-21 season, although UA still sits atop the league standings with a 10-1 record.

Missouri moved to No. 10 in this week’s poll, jumping up eight spots.

Alabama's move to No. 11 coaches poll was a drop of four spots from the previous week.

Alabama moved up to No. 8 in the NCAA Net Rankings through games of Feb. 7 after playing two top-50 opponents in LSU and Missouri.  

Alabama is 5-3 against teams in the NCAA Quad 1 and 10-4 against teams in Quads 1 and 2. Andy Katz of NCAA.net has Alabama projected as a No. 3 seed in the NCAA Tournament, facing Winthrop in the opening round  

The Crimson Tide will be back in action Tuesday at South Carolina (5:30 p.m. CT, SEC Network).

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