Alabama ranked No. 25 in USA Today Coaches Preseason Poll - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

Sports

Alabama ranked No. 25 in USA Today Coaches Preseason Poll

Avery Johnson greets fans and media at the airport. (Source: University of Alabama Athletics) Avery Johnson greets fans and media at the airport. (Source: University of Alabama Athletics)
  • AlabamaMore>>

  • Kentucky beats Alabama 81-71 behind Washington's 16 points

    Kentucky beats Alabama 81-71 behind Washington's 16 points

    Saturday, February 17 2018 5:29 PM EST2018-02-17 22:29:34 GMT
    (Source: University of Alabama)(Source: University of Alabama)

    PJ Washington scored 16 points, Kevin Knox added 13, and Kentucky beat Alabama 81-71 on Saturday to end a four-game slide.

    More >>

    PJ Washington scored 16 points, Kevin Knox added 13, and Kentucky beat Alabama 81-71 on Saturday to end a four-game slide.

    More >>
  • Donta Hall powers Alabama to 80-65 win over LSU

    Donta Hall powers Alabama to 80-65 win over LSU

    Wednesday, February 14 2018 3:52 PM EST2018-02-14 20:52:23 GMT
    (Source: University of Alabama)(Source: University of Alabama)

    Donta Hall had 20 points and eight rebounds, including some powerful dunks, to lead Alabama to an 80-65 win over LSU on Tuesday night.

    More >>

    Donta Hall had 20 points and eight rebounds, including some powerful dunks, to lead Alabama to an 80-65 win over LSU on Tuesday night.

    More >>
  • UA Baseball adds Terry Rooney to coaching staff

    UA Baseball adds Terry Rooney to coaching staff

    Saturday, July 9 2016 12:53 PM EDT2016-07-09 16:53:46 GMT
    (Source: WBRC video)(Source: WBRC video)

    The following is a press release from the University of Alabama Athletics: TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – University of Alabama head baseball coach Greg Goff officially announced the addition of Terry Rooney to the Crimson Tide coaching staff on Friday evening.

    More >>

    The following is a press release from the University of Alabama Athletics: TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – University of Alabama head baseball coach Greg Goff officially announced the addition of Terry Rooney to the Crimson Tide coaching staff on Friday evening.

    More >>

The following is a press release from Alabama Athletics:

USA TODAY PRESEASON TOP 25

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The Alabama men’s basketball team will begin the 2017-18 season ranked in the nation’s top 25, as the USA Today Coaches Preseason Poll was released on Thursday afternoon. The Crimson Tide will open the campaign ranked No. 25 in the poll, which was voted on by Division I head coaches.

The Associated Press’ top-25 preseason poll will be released at a later time. The last time the Tide entered the season ranked in the AP top-25 came prior to the 2006-07 campaign when it opened the season ranked No. 11 in the country.

The Crimson Tide was one of three SEC teams ranked in the USA Today top-25 poll, joining Kentucky (No. 4) and Florida (No. 7). Texas A&M was the first team out (No. 26, 76 votes) and were joined by Missouri (No. 29, 35 votes), Georgia (No. 43, 3 votes), Arkansas (No. 46, 2 votes) and South Carolina (No. 47, 1 vote) as other SEC teams receiving votes to be ranked.

Alabama returns four starters and seven of the team’s top eight scorers from last season's 19-15 team that reached the National Invitation Tournament. The Crimson Tide will return approximately 73 percent of its total scoring output, 58 percent of its rebounding and 77 percent of its assist totals from a year ago.

In addition to the returnees, head coach Avery Johnson brought it the nation’s seventh-ranked recruiting class according to Rivals.com. Sexton (No. 8) and John Petty (No. 28) were both rated by the site as two of the top-30 players in the country.

Alabama will open the season with an exhibition game vs. UAH on Nov. 6. The regular season will begin on Nov. 10 against the Memphis Tigers in the Veterans Classic in Annapolis, Md. That contest, which will be the first game of a doubleheader at the U.S. Naval Academy, will tip at 5:30 p.m. CT and will be televised on CBSSports.com. Navy will host Pittsburgh in the second game.

The third annual UA SupeStore Tide Tipoff event will be held Tuesday, Oct. 24. Doors open at 6 p.m. CT for autographs, and the event begins at 7 p.m. CT.

Tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased online at RollTide.com/Tickets or by calling 1-877-TIDETIX (843-3849). Fans can also purchase tickets in advance at the Alabama Ticket Office, located in the lobby of Coleman Coliseum.

For all the latest information on the team, follow AlabamaMBB on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. General athletic news can be found @UA_Athletics on Twitter and Instagram and Alabama Athletics on Facebook.

  • SEC FootballSEC CoverageMore>>

  • Mic'd Up: Andy Cannizaro

    Mic'd Up: Andy Cannizaro

    Thursday, February 15 2018 11:55 PM EST2018-02-16 04:55:51 GMT

    #12 Mississippi State finished up its final practice in Starkville on Wednesday before heading to Hattiesburg for opening weekend.  Andy Cannizaro is entering his second season as head coach of the Bulldogs, he agreed to wear a microphone for WLBT / FOX 40 during Wednesday's practice.  To understand why Cannizaro is such a likable coach, click on the video above.  When asked about facing Southern Miss this weekend, Cannizaro praised Scott Berry's team. ...

    More >>

    #12 Mississippi State finished up its final practice in Starkville on Wednesday before heading to Hattiesburg for opening weekend.  Andy Cannizaro is entering his second season as head coach of the Bulldogs, he agreed to wear a microphone for WLBT / FOX 40 during Wednesday's practice.  To understand why Cannizaro is such a likable coach, click on the video above.  When asked about facing Southern Miss this weekend, Cannizaro praised Scott Berry's team. ...

    More >>
  • USC-Clemson game time set for Thanksgiving weekend

    USC-Clemson game time set for Thanksgiving weekend

    Thursday, February 8 2018 3:53 PM EST2018-02-08 20:53:19 GMT
    (Source: TheBigSpur.com)(Source: TheBigSpur.com)

    The Palmetto Bowl is getting the primetime spotlight as one of the South's oldest rivalries will be televised at 7:30 p.m.

    More >>

    The Palmetto Bowl is getting the primetime spotlight as one of the South's oldest rivalries will be televised at 7:30 p.m.

    More >>
  • Gamecocks end SEC play in an unfamiliar place

    Gamecocks end SEC play in an unfamiliar place

    Thursday, February 8 2018 3:51 PM EST2018-02-08 20:51:27 GMT
    (Photo: Ryan Bethea, 247Sports)(Photo: Ryan Bethea, 247Sports)

    South Carolina left Williams-Brice Stadium with a win over Wofford but it was a result elsewhere that earned it a place in the SEC standings it rarely sees.

    More >>

    South Carolina left Williams-Brice Stadium with a win over Wofford but it was a result elsewhere that earned it a place in the SEC standings it rarely sees.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly