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Kentucky 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 (1-1) fell to No. 3, followed by Louisville — which claimed the remaining first-place vote. Michigan State bounced back from the Kentucky loss with an easy 100-47 victory over Binghamton on Sunday.

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.

Associated Press Top 25

1. Kentucky (64 first-place votes), 2-0, 1622 points (last week: 2)

2. Duke, 2-0, 1538 (4)

3. Michigan State, 1-1, 1451 (1)

4. Louisville (1), 2-0, 1425 (5)

5. Kansas, 1-1, 1354 (3)

6. North Carolina, 2-0, 1187 (9)

7. Maryland, 2-0, 1166 (7)

8. Gonzaga, 2-0, 1136 (8)

9. Virginia, 2-0, 1134 (11)

10. Villanova, 1-0, 1064 (10)

11. Texas Tech, 2-0, 888 (13)

12. Seton Hall, 2-0, 869 (12)

13. Memphis, 2-0, 828 (14)

14. Oregon, 2-0, 804 (15)

15. Florida, 1-1, 616 (6)

16. Ohio State, 2-0, 544 (18)

17. Utah State, 2-0, 507 (17)

18. Saint Mary's, 1-0, 438 (20)

19. Arizona, 2-0, 415 (21)

20. Washington, 1-0, 373 (NR)

21. Xavier, 2-0, 370 (19)

22. Auburn, 2-0, 247 (24)

23. LSU, 1-0, 237 (22)

24. Baylor, 1-1, 179 (16)

25. Colorado, 1-0, 151 (NR)

Others receiving votes: VCU 137, Florida State 112, Texas 95, Marquette 67, Tennessee 49, Providence 23, Purdue 21, Houston 18, Utah 14, Missouri 13, Arkansas 11, Mississippi St. 9, Georgetown 4, Liberty 3, San Diego State 2, Creighton 1, Dayton 1, Northeastern 1, Vermont 1.

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