TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) — For the first time since the 2002-03 season, the University of Alabama men’s basketball is ranked No. 1 in the AP Poll.

It’s been 20 years since the Crimson Tide reached the coveted No. 1 spot in college basketball. Since Nate Oats first became head coach in 2019, Alabama has had a record of 83-39, (45-21 SEC), with a SEC regular season and tournament championship in the 2020-21 season. Oats has also helped produce two NBA lottery picks.

Under former coach Mark Gottfried in the 2002-02 season, Bama got off to a 9-0 start to earn them the No. 1 ranking in the country, where they stayed from December 25, 2002 until January 1, 2003 before losing to Utah in Salt Lake City.

Here’s a look at some of the things that were happening across the country the last time Alabama was ranked No. 1:

George W. Bush was president

FILE – In this July 30, 2020 file photo, former President George W. Bush speaks during the funeral service for the late Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, Pool)

‘Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers’ was the No. 1 movie in theaters


Nickelback’s “How You Remind Me” was the No. 1 song on the Billboard Top 40 chart

FILE – In this Aug. 1, 2012 file photo, members of Nickelback pose for photographers as they arrive on the red carpet at the Juno Awards in Ottawa. Twitter has removed President Donald Trump’s tweet of a Nickelback meme aimed at former Vice President Joe Biden because of a copyright complaint. The removed post, which featured the group’s 2015 music video “Photograph,” showed singer Chad Kroeger holding an edited photo of Biden, his son Hunter, a Ukrainian gas executive and another man. A Twitter spokesperson on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, said it responded “to valid copyright complaints sent to us by a copyright owner or their authorized representatives.” (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Sean Kilpatrick)

Ohio State defeated Miami in double overtime for the national championship

GLENDALE, ARIZONA – DECEMBER 28: The Ohio State Buckeyes huddle prior to the College Football Playoff Semifinal against the Clemson Tigers at the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl at State Farm Stadium on December 28, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Apple released its second-generation iPod which held 20 GB in storage

Apple iPod digital music player (AP Images)

Kelly Clarkson was the first winner of ‘American Idol’

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Everyone was still playing the original ‘Sims’ computer game

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