LEXINGTON, Ky. (WDKY) – Kentucky is ranked No. 10 in the preseason AP Top 25 poll.
Gonzaga begins the season as the No. 1 team in the country followed by Baylor and Villanova.
Virginia is No. 4 and Iowa checks in at No. 5 to open the season.
Kentucky is the highest-ranked team in the SEC, followed by Tennessee at No. 12.
The Wildcats will face No. 6 Kansas in the Champions Classic. Kentucky also takes on No. 19 Texas and No. 22 UCLA in non-conference play.