For those who wanted to find out which are the best teams in college basketball, the first week gave a pretty strong record.
The Champions Classic doubles the top four teams in the Associated Press Top 25 Poll pre-season, with each of the drawbacks ̵
With that in mind, can any team head this week's AP poll – the first real-life game to rate – other than Kentucky? The Wildcats collected 64 of 65 votes in the first week after Michigan State won 60 of those votes (and Kentucky two).
The Wildcats could be in this top spot for a while; Kentucky's upcoming schedule is not exactly the kind that puts fear in the heart of coaches. But this slate should also allow a young Kentucky squad to continue to mature; of the nine best Wildcats players, seven are sophomores.
See how basketball basketball media members voted in an Associated Press poll this week.