One of the problems with college basketball is that high-major programs play too many games against completely overmatched opponents and rarely play true road games in the non-league portion of the schedule — proof being how not a single school in the top 10 of the CBS Sports Top 25 (and one) has played a true road game yet this season. But that will change Sunday night when USC plays Vanderbilt at Memorial Gym in Nashville. It’s the first of two true road non-league games Andy Enfield’s Trojans have on the schedule. And it should serve as a real test considering Vanderbilt is a top-55 KenPom team with a meaningful home-court advantage.
USC is No. 8 in the updated Top 25 (and one).
The complete Top 25 (and one) is below.