In a surprising development, Gonzaga took over the No. 1 position in the AP Top 25 men’s basketball poll on Monday, narrowly getting past Auburn by a razor-thin margin.

Gonzaga had 1,486 points and 25 first-place votes, while Auburn had 1,482 and 36 first-place votes. The SEC had 3 other teams make the poll, including Kentucky (12), LSU (13) and Tennessee (24). Alabama fell out of the poll, while Kentucky moved up from No. 18 last week, and LSU dropped from No. 12 and Tennessee slipped from No. 22.

Coach Bruce Pearl was asked about possibly being ranked No. 1 in this week’s poll, which was expected by many.

“It is historic, and it does matter, and it does mean something,” Pearl said. “That’ll be a proud moment for Auburn. I understand it doesn’t mean much right now, but it still makes a very strong statement.”

Still, Auburn’s No. 2 ranking is the highest in program history, per The Auburn Plainsman, and it matches the No. 2 ranking from the 1999-2000 season.

Auburn is coming off a successful road trip where it went 2-0 against then-ranked No. 24 Alabama and Ole Miss. With former No. 1 Baylor and former No. 3 UCLA dropping at least one of their games, the Tigers climbed into the No. 2 spot. The Tigers are tied with Davidson for the nations’ longest active win streak at 13 consecutive victories, with their lone loss coming in a double-overtime contest against UConn.

Auburn this week plays Georgia on Wednesday and Kentucky on Saturday.