The AP Men’s Basketball Poll is out and Alabama is on the rise!

The Crimson Tide are now the No. 2 team in the country for the first time since the 2002-03 season. Of course, that season didn’t end well, as the Tide were unranked by the end of the regular season, lost their first game in the SEC Tournament and fell in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

Things feel different for this Alabama team under Nate Oats, though. The Tide are cruising through SEC play thus far and looking every bit like a Final Four contender.

Purdue, behind the solid play of big man Zach Edey, is at No. 1 in the rankings this week.

Elsewhere in the poll, Tennessee checks in at No. 4 and Auburn is at No. 15. Arkansas, Mizzou and Kentucky are among the teams also receiving votes.

Take a look at the full top 25 rankings here:

AP Men’s Basketball Top 25:

#1 Purdue
#2 Alabama
#3 Houston
#4 Tennessee
#5 Kansas State
#6 Arizona
#7 Virginia
#9 Kansas
#10 Texas
#11 TCU
#12 Iowa State
#13 Xavier
#14 Gonzaga
#15 Auburn
#16 Marquette
#17 Baylor
#18 Charleston
#19 UConn
#20 Miami
#21 Florida Atlantic
#22 Saint Mary’s
#23 Providence
#24 Clemson
#25 New Mexico

Also receiving votes: 

Duke 102, Indiana 61, San Diego State 57, Rutgers 31, Kent State 24, North Carolina 12, Michigan State 10, Creighton 9, Illinois 9, Arkansas 9, Missouri 8, Wisconsin 6, North Carolina State 4, Kentucky 3, VCU 2, Boise State 2, Memphis 1, Wake Forest 1, Oral Roberts 1