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College basketball power ratings: Lone Star State outperforms

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F Trayce Jackson-Davis, Indiana Hoosiers (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Two Lone Star State schools are starting to separate themselves in the College Basketball Power Rankings for Week 5.

The only consistent thing about the first month of the college basketball season was a lack of consistency. North Carolina, a preseason senior, may be out of the polls entirely thanks to a four-game losing streak while countless other Blue Bloods struggled out of the gate.

One thing we can count on is that Texas is the capital of the college basketball world right now with three legitimate national championship contenders. Before we look at where these schools fell in this week’s power rankings, we’ll take a look at the teams that just missed out on the week five honorable mention cut-offs.

Week 5 College Basketball Strength Rankings – Honorable Mentions

Note: All ratings referenced in this story are based on Week 4 AP Top 25 Poll.

Indiana, Duke, Kentucky, Gonzaga, Arizona

It’s the Blue Blood City in honorable mention as Indiana was heading into the top 10 before being stumped by Rutgers in East Piscataway. Gonzaga, who was in the top 10 last week, joined this division for the first time after losing narrowly to Baylor on a neutral field.

Arizona also fell out of the top 10 after losing to Utah, which was launched to win on the anniversary of Rick Magirus’ death, but this game still sucks to knock the Wildcats down. Duke maintained its position as Kentucky appeared to overhaul the ship and pulled off an impressive victory over Michigan in London.

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