LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - 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.
Duke climbed two spots to No. 2 after beating Kansas in the Classic's other top-4 matchup.
The Spartans fell to No. 3, followed by Louisville - which claimed the remaining first-place vote.
Kansas, North Carolina, Maryland, Gonzaga, reigning national champion Virginia and Villanova rounded out the top 10.
No. 20 Washington and No. 25 Colorado were new poll additions.