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Kentucky climbs to No. 1 in AP Top 25

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Kentucky has climbed to No. 1 in the AP Top 25 men's college basketball poll.

The Wildcats rose one spot after winning a 1-vs-2 matchup with Michigan State to open the season in the Champions Classic, followed by an easy win against Eastern Kentucky.

Kentucky (2-0) earned 64 of 65 first-place votes in Monday's poll, marking the first time the Wildcats have reached No. 1 since early in the 2016-17 season.

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AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kentucky2-0
2 Duke2-0
3 Michigan State1-1
4 Louisville2-0
5 Kansas1-1
6 North Carolina2-0
7 Maryland2-0
8 Gonzaga2-0
9 Virginia2-0
10 Villanova1-0
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RPI Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Duke2-0
2 Kentucky2-0
3 Fordham1-0
3 South Dakota2-0
3 Texas2-0
3 California1-0
3 Arkansas1-0
3 Boston College2-0
3 UCLA2-0
10 Eastern Kentucky1-1
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