College Basketball Rankings 2015-16: Bleacher Report's Week 11 Top 25

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College Basketball Rankings 2015-16: Bleacher Report's Week 11 Top 25
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Willie Nelson's lyrics to "On the Road Again" do not apply to college basketball. 

We're getting to the point in the season where we're reminded just how hard it is to go into another team's gym and win on the road. 

This past week, 20 of the 25 teams from our poll last week played at least one road game, and those 20 teams went a combined 11-12. That's why all conference losses are not to be treated equally. 

Kansas and Maryland, for instance, were both top-five teams a week ago who both lost on the road, and KU dropped two spots this week while Maryland dropped only one. Some road losses, however, do get harsher judgement. Kentucky was our No. 1 team throughout November and has now dropped all the way out of our rankings after falling on the road to Auburn on Saturday.

That raspy voice you hear is John Calipari singing "Oh, I can wait to get on the road again." Sorry Cal. You travel to Arkansas on Thursday. 

And wouldn't you know it, the team with the jewel of all road losses this season—in triple overtime at Allen Fieldhouse—sits appropriately atop the poll this week. 

 

 

Teams dropped from rankings: South Carolina (16), Kentucky (19), Gonzaga (25)

Others receiving votes: Notre Dame, Valparaiso, Arkansas-Little Rock, Dayton

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