NCAA Basketball Rankings: Illinois Fighting Illini Drop To No. 24 In Coaches Poll

The latest USAToday / Coaches Poll has the Illinois Fighting Illini slipping five spots to No. 24. The Illini lost on Saturday to the UNLV Runnin' Rebels 48-64, and though the Rebels have since earned a No. 23 ranking in the Coaches Poll, the Illini have find themselves tottering on falling out of the Top 25.

Elsewhere around the Big Ten, the Ohio St. Buckeyes (10-1) continued their dominant ways, staying affixed to the No. 2 slot behind the Syracuse Orange (11-0). The No. 19 Michigan Wolverines (9-2) and No. 20 Michigan St. Wolverines (9-2) find themselves in reverse order than their AP Poll rankings, but nonetheless in the Top 20.

Here is a glimpse of this weeks Top 10 in both polls:

Rank Coaches Poll AP Poll
1 Syracuse Syracuse
2 Ohio St. Ohio St.
3 Kentucky Kentucky
4 Louisville Louisville
5 Duke North Carolina
6 North Carolina Baylor
7 Baylor Duke
8 Missouri Connecticut
9 Connecticut Missouri
10 Marquette Marquette

For more breaking news and updates on the 2011 College Basketball Rankings, stay tuned to SB Nation Chicago or drop by SB Nation's College Basketball hub.

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