UK men’s basketball ranked No. 1 in AP Poll


Kentucky players pose for a photo during men’s basketball photo day on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, at the Joe Craft Center in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

For the first time since 2016, the UK men’s basketball team is ranked No. 1 in the Associated Press Poll. 

The Cats rank ahead of Duke, Michigan State, Louisville and Kansas in the top-5. 

Kentucky (2-0) has wins over then No. 1 ranked Michigan State in Madison Square Garden and in-state school Eastern Kentucky University.

In head coach John Calipari’s reign at UK, seven of his 11 teams have reached the No. 1 spot in the country.