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Kentucky Wildcats top Duke for top spot in 2016 Recruiting Rankings

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The Kentucky Wildcats have once again claimed the top college basketball recruiting class.

Even after losing Marques Bolden to Duke to close out the 2016 class, UK still edged the Blue Devils in the final team rankings by and ESPN. 247 Sports and gave Duke the top spot as it was a close battle between what Duke had and UK's five-man class of De'Aaron Fox, Malik Monk, Wenyen Gabriel, Bam Adebayo and Sacha Killeya-Jones.

Now, the final RSCI rankings have been put out, and they have the Cats topping the Blue Devils for the N o. 1 class ranking. The RSCI is a culmination of the major recruiting rankings from Rivals, Scout, ESPN, 247, PrepStars and recruiting expert Van Coleman.

Here's what they wrote on UK:

The Cats just did nudge out the Duke for the top class. While the point total is way off the RSCI record UK recorded in 2013 (557 pts), the overall talent in the 2016 class in general is believed to be higher by many making comparisons difficult.

And here's how the full RSCI rankings came out:

1) Kentucky (448 pts)

2) Duke (440 pts)

3) Michigan State (301 pts)

4) Arizona (275 pts)

5) UCLA (250 pts)

6) Texas (201 pts)

7) Virginia (191 pts)

8) North Carolina (180 pts)

9) Kansas (168 pts)

10) Connecticut (153 pts)

Honorable Mention

Miami (149 pts)

Mississippi State (147 pts)

Florida State (126 pts)

Syracuse (111 pts)

Maryland (101 pts)