Alabama could be No. 1 in the next AP Poll following Purdue’s loss to Northwestern on Sunday night.

The No. 3 Crimson Tide have won 4 in a row, including a pair of impressive victories this week against Florida and Auburn. Alabama nearly had enough votes to jump Houston last week, but another undefeated week vs. SEC opposition could put them into the No. 1 spot. It could also help Alabama’s case that it has a head-to-head win over the Cougars this season.

Alabama’s men’s basketball team hasn’t been No. 1 in the AP Poll since December of 2002. The Tide were at No. 1 for a pair of polls in that season — the only time they’ve reached the top of the AP Top 25 in program history.

Alabama got as high as No. 2 in the AP Poll earlier this season. That was the 1st time Alabama had been that high in the Top 25 since that same 2002-03 campaign.

As for this season, the Crimson Tide have been dominant. They’re 22-3 overall and 12-0 in the SEC. They haven’t lost a home game all season and every SEC victory has come by 8+ points.

Here’s some of the reaction from fans and media who made the case for Alabama to be No. 1 in the new AP Poll on Monday: