Winning on the road in conference is never easy.

And it’s a reason why going undefeated sounds simple, but rarely happens.

The losses by Nevada at New Mexico and Kansas at Iowa State are the first of many for potential Final Four teams.

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Strap in for what should be a wild ride in conference play.

Onto the debate:

1. Michigan (1): The Wolverines put away Indiana on Sunday and continue to meet every challenge to remain undefeated.

WATCH: Highlights from Michigan’s win over Indiana 

2. Tennessee (2): The Vols obliterated Georgia and made it perfectly clear that they are the team to beat in the SEC.

WATCH: Highlights from Tennessee’s big win over Georgia

3. Virginia (3): The Cavaliers made Florida State look like the Seminoles didn’t belong in the top 25. But the Seminoles do. Virginia played that well.

4. Duke (4): The Blue Devils dispatched Clemson at Cameron, looking well rested and ready for the ACC grind.

5. Michigan State (6): The Spartans got a monster road win at Ohio State without Joshua Langford, a clear sign that this team has the depth to challenge for the title.

WATCH: Highlights from Michigan State’s win at Ohio State

6. Gonzaga (8): Killian Tillie and Geno Crandall are back and that means the Bulldogs are primed for a Final Four run (and likely not going to lose again during the regular season).

7. Texas Tech (10): The Red Raiders have something special going on with Chris Beard in Lubbock. This team is loose but doesn’t get fazed, as evidenced by a poor start against West Virginia before clicking into a second gear.

8. Houston (11): The Cougars are rolling. Kelvin Sampson has built a solid program, not just a quality team. I’m not sure he’s getting enough national recognition for the job he has done in resurrecting the Cougars.

9. NC State (12): The Wolfpack were pushed but proved they have the staying power to hang in the ACC race this season with their comeback against Miami. Sure, it was Miami, but it was on the road and proved NC State won’t wilt.

10. St. John’s (32): The Red Storm with the monster jump in the Power 36. St. John’s destroyed Marquette at home and then held on in overtime to win at Georgetown. The Red Storm have met every challenge so far this season and are currently the team to beat in the Big East.

11. Kansas (7): Now we’re entering the phase of the Power 36 where the results should push teams down further but it’s hard to dismiss the overall production and talent. Kansas didn’t have Udoka Azubuike and played at the second-best venue in the Big 12 at Iowa State and lost. That’s enough to warrant a drop but not too much to send them reeling. Azubuike is done for the season with a ligament injury to his right hand, but the Jayhawks shouldn’t drop further based on speculation of what might occur without him.

12. Nevada (5): The Wolf Pack had been playing on the edge of late and finally flamed out at The Pit in Albuquerque. New Mexico was amped up to put Nevada away and did. Nevada now needs to reset and understand it is the Super Bowl for every Mountain West opponent from this point forward.

13. Kentucky (9): The Wildcats had a chance to still tie or win at Alabama in the final seconds. This was a conference road game and so Kentucky can’t be dinged too much, especially when it had an opportunity to snatch a victory late.

14. Iowa State (27): The Cyclones made a huge leap after winning at Oklahoma State and taking down Kansas. They are healthy and look extremely confident.