Big Ten Power Rankings: Illinois #2

2. Illinois: It does not make me an Illinois "hater" (haterz!) to assume that the Illini will not finish above Ohio State and Indiana through the rest of the college hoops season. I mean, I'm ready to have my perceptions altered and all, but even at 12-0 the Illini haven't been playing as well on a per-possession basis as many of the teams now sitting below them in my rankings. And, you know, so what? John Groce's team is still shooting the ball well enough from the perimeter to keep all those attempts looking like the right strategy, and Brandon Paul is still playing well, and the Illini beat Butler on a neutral floor (cough, Indiana) and Gonzaga at the Kennel. I think Illinois is probably the fourth- or fifth-best team in the league by February. But right now, it would be a disservice to move Illinois any lower than this.

Eamonn Brennan





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DateOpponentTime
Fri, Sep 4Kent State8:00pm BTN
Sat, Sep 12Western Illinois11:00am BTN
Sat, Sep 19at North Carolina11:00am
Sat, Sep 26Middle Tennessee State 
Sat, Oct 3Nebraska 
Sat, Oct 10at Iowa11:00am
Sat, Oct 24Wisconsin
(Homecoming)
2:30pm
Sat, Oct 31at Penn State 
Sat, Nov 7at Purdue11:00am
Sat, Nov 14Ohio State 
Sat, Nov 21at Minnesota 
Sat, Nov 28Northwestern
(Soldier Field, Chicago, IL)
 
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2015-2016 Illini Basketball Schedule

DateOpponentTime
Sun, Nov 8Illinois-Springfield (Exh.)
(Springfield, IL)
2:00pm
Fri, Nov 13North Florida
(Springfield, IL)
7:00pm
Sun, Nov 15North Dakota State
(Springfield, IL)
2:00pm
Wed, Nov 18@Providence
(Gavitt Tipoff Games)
 
Sat, Nov 21Chattanooga
(Springfield, IL)
7:30pm
Mon, Nov 23Chicago State
(Springfield, IL)
7:00pm
Fri, Nov 27UAB
(Niceville, FL)
8:30pm CBSSN
Sat, Nov 28Iowa State or VT
(Niceville, FL)
 
Wed, Dec 2Notre Dame
(B1G/ACC Challenge)
8:15pm ESPN2
Sat, Dec 5Western Carolina 
Wed, Dec 9Yale 
Sat, Dec 12UIC
(Chicago, IL)
 
Sat, Dec 19South Dakota 
Wed, Dec 23Missouri
(St. Louis, MO)
 
Wed, Dec 30Michigan 
Sun, Jan 3@Ohio State 
Thu, Jan 7@Michigan State 
Sun, Jan 10Purdue 
Sat, Jan 16Nebraska 
Tue, Jan 19@Indiana 
Sat, Jan 23@Minnesota 
Thu, Jan 28Ohio State 
Sun, Jan 31Wisconsin 
Wed, Feb 3@Rutgers 
Sun, Feb 7Iowa 
Sat, Feb 13@Northwestern 
Tue, Feb 16Rutgers 
Sun, Feb 21@Wisconsin 
Thu, Feb 25Indiana 
Sun, Feb 28Minnesota 
Thu, Mar 3@Maryland 
Sun, Mar 6@Penn State 
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