Joe Lunardi updated his latest bracketology projection on Friday, and it included some good news for Alabama.

Lunardi wrote that the Crimson Tide are still “very much alive” for the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament. Alabama’s biggest competition for the top spot, per Lunardi, is Kansas.

This was before Alabama defeated Mississippi State in the SEC Tournament on Friday afternoon. That 72-49 victory should only help the Tide’s case.

Entering Friday’s slate, KU still held the top spot:

Kansas will face Iowa State in the semifinals of the Big 12 Tournament on Friday evening.

Alabama has likely already secured No. 1 seed status. The Crimson Tide are in the mix with Kansas as well as UCLA, Houston, Texas, Purdue and Arizona for a spot on the No. 1 line.

If Alabama does indeed receive a No. 1 seed, it would be the 1st time in program history it has accomplished that feat. The Tide have been a No. 2 seed on multiple occasions, but never on the top line.

Alabama is now into the semifinals of the SEC Tournament. It will enter that game with a 10-5 record against Quad 1 opposition. No other program outside of the Big 12 has that many Quad 1 wins this season.