3/8 Polls - Illinois #3 in AP Poll

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JFGsCoffeeMug

BU:1 Trash cans:0
Chicago
#3 in coaches poll, too.

Only 2 pts ahead of Michigan. People are struggling to reconcile a B1G title and 18-1 start with dropping two of their last three, including losing by 23 to an Ayo-less Illinois on their own home court.
 
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I know this is a longshot but if we win the B10 tourney and Baylor gets bounced in the first round, could we jump them to #2 in the final AP poll?
 
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I know this is a longshot but if we win the B10 tourney and Baylor gets bounced in the first round, could we jump them to #2 in the final AP poll?
Seems unlikely, but I think it would be incredibly close if that scenario plays out.
 
#30      

alaaji

Morocco
Only 2 pts ahead of Michigan. People are struggling to reconcile a B1G title and 18-1 start with dropping two of their last three, including losing by 23 to an Ayo-less Illinois on their own home court.
Someone who voted on that poll had the Illini as number 24. No wonder they're only 2 up on Michigan. ⁉️😕
 
#32      

JLL48

Urbana
Someone who voted on that poll had the Illini as number 24. No wonder they're only 2 up on Michigan. ⁉️😕
I believe that is for the entire season. Lowest we were ranked was 24th.
 
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The real problem is Purdue being #20 and having a better conference record than OSU, same overall record, and significantly stronger finish to the season.

Purdue played the top 3 teams in the conference only once each and lost by a combined 40 points. Purdue has just 6 Q1 wins and 3 of those 6 are @PSU, @IU, and @MSU.
 
#39      
If Iowa and Michigan were playing on a neutral site (hopefully not this weekend), who would you take straight up? The voters have indicated they would take Michigan.
I would take Iowa, especially now. Seems like scouting and injuries are catching up to Michigan. Iowa has a big to match and be better than their big and a deeper bench.
 
#42      

JFGsCoffeeMug

BU:1 Trash cans:0
Chicago

You can see how people voted here. Jesse Newell thinks we're#6
Newell already had us at #6 on March 1. Then we beat Michigan and OSU on the road and he kept us at #6.

comedy central wtf GIF
 
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That’s just someone with an agenda. You want to put MI over Illinois for body of work even though Illinois trounced them — well don’t agree with it but can see a case. But Iowa? Sorry no.
It's more likely an example of a lack of effort into filling out a poll, which is why polling is effectively meaningless.
 
#45      
I think how far we go during tourney time will coincide with Kofi's free throw shooting. It will be that important.
 
#50      
This reminds me of '88-'89. Indiana won the Big 10 title because we lost 4 games when Kendall Gill was injured and out of the lineup. We had lost zero games with Kendall in the lineup. We beat Indiana twice. The selection committee gave ILLINOIS a 1-seed and I believe Indiana got a 2-seed. Bobby Knight was pissed. 😆
And Michigan won the title