College basketball rankings: Alabama headlines final Top 25 And 1 forward of 2023 NCAA Tournament

The Crimson Tide enter the March Madness festivities as the No. 1 total seed in the bracket

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Alabama is No. 1 in Monday morning’s final substitute of the CBS Sports Top 25 And 1 day-to-day school basketball rankings for this season. Nate Oats’ program vaulted to the tip dwelling after defeating Texas A&M in Sunday’s championship sport of the SEC Tournament whereas Houston misplaced to Memphis in Sunday’s championship sport of the American Athletic Conference Tournament. 

The Crimson Tide are also the No. 1 total seed in the 2023 NCAA Tournament. So, for greater or worse, Brandon Miller is now the face of school basketball’s postseason as Alabama tries to steal its first national championship below undeniably awkward circumstances.

Why awkward?

Because Miller, Alabama’s most inspiring participant and a projected high-5 snatch in the 2023 NBA Draft, allegedly drove a gun to a scene the place it changed into once, very almost as we notify after his arrival, mature to spoil a 23-year-used mother decrease than two months in the past. Regardless, Miller has by no map been publicly disciplined by this device or college, the place utilizing spherical Tuscaloosa after 1 a.m. with a loaded gun in your automotive and handing over it to a teammate who comely texted you that he wished it on story of he changed into once in some variety of altercation is it looks no violation of any crew policy or rule. That’s what Alabama officers beget stated, a minimal of. 

So the Crimson Tide’s season has marched on without a significant interruption, even supposing a dude who played 13 minutes against Memphis in December (Darius Miles) is now going via a capital extinguish tag, and even supposing his most high-profile teammate (Miller) is literally primarily the most inspiring motive the gun that killed the mum of a 5-year-used boy changed into once there that night to be mature to spoil the mum of a 5-year-used boy.

It in actuality will not be probably.

That stated, there is no getting across the proven truth that despite these pretty expansive distractions and points, Alabama’s basketball crew is … superior. The Crimson Tide were the outright SEC champions and SEC Tournament champions. They have to be No. 1 in the Top 25 And 1 and the No. 1 total seed in the NCAA Tournament. Now, it will seemingly be racy to appear them strive to advance in the bracket accordingly whereas every press convention is stuffed with journalists asking questions relating to the shooting loss of life of a young lady reach campus in January

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