NCAA Basketball Rankings: Illinois Falls Out Of Top 25 Of Coaches Poll

CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 17: Meyers Leonard #12 of the Illinois Fighting Illini grabs a rebound against the UNLV Rebels at United Center on December 17, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. UNLV defeated Illinois 64-48. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The Illinois Fighting Illini drop off the Top 25 following their loss to the Missouri Tigers.

The Illinois Fighting Illini (11-2), fresh off their 74-78 loss to the No. 8 Missouri Tigers (12-0), find themselves falling once again down the standings of the USAToday / Coaches Poll. The Illini, last week ranked No. 24, join the Xavier Musketeers as one of the two teams to drop from the Top 25 of the Coaches Poll this week.

The Illini initially began to waver in their Top 25 ranking following a surprise loss to the UNLV Runnin' Rebels (13-2, no ranked No. 20) in mid December. On the heals of last Thursday's defeat, the Illini have now slipped to 27th most points with 36 (ahead of Xavier with 27).

Here is a look at the current Top10 in the nation, mostly unchanged since last week:

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

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.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SB Nation Chicago

You must be a member of SB Nation Chicago to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Chicago. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Chicago

You must be a member of SB Nation Chicago to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Chicago. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.