1989 for me. But these guys in 2020-2021 were fun. And given that they were bringing a program all the way back by themselves .. I would not argue anyone’s choice to rate them first.I've been watching Illinois games since the late 70s and this is probably my favorite team ever. The tournament is cruel by design and most every team has a harsh ending to their season, but I wouldn't take any of it back. Hope the kids on the team feel the same way.