The University of Alabama basketball team is now the top-ranked team in the country. This marks the second time in program history that Alabama has been ranked first overall, with the last time being in the 2002-2003 season.

The Crimson Tide leapfrogged Houston, which they beat earlier in the season, to go to No. 1 in this week's Associated Press top 25 college basketball poll after last week's top team, Purdue, fell to unranked Northwestern.

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Alabama blew out Florida at home and then went on the road to beat in-state rival Auburn in a barn burner.

After a close loss at Texas A&M and the loss to Alabama, Auburn failed to receive any votes in the poll. The Tigers have lost five of their last six games.

The Tide have a tough test in their first game as the top team in the nation as they travel to No. 10 Tennessee on Wednesday and host Georgia on Saturday.

The reeling Tigers host Missouri on Tuesday and then go on the road to play at Vanderbilt.

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