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NCAA Basketball Rankings: Illinois Unranked, But Receives Votes

The new ESPN and AP Top 25 NCAA basketball rankings are out, but no Chicago area teams have made the cut.

A fresh set of NCAA basketball rankings have been released on Monday, but not a single team from the SB Nation Chicago region is ranked in the Top 25. The Illinois Illini are the only team receiving votes for the Top 25. In the AP poll the Illini received four votes while in the ESPN poll the Illini also received just four votes.

ESPN's NCAA Top 5 Rankings:

RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Syracuse (30) 17-0 774
2 Kentucky (1) 15-1 742
3 North Carolina 14-2 702
4 Baylor 15-0 684
5 Ohio State 15-2

649

Associated Press' NCAA Top 5 Rankings:

Rank
Team (first-place votes)
Record
Points
Last week
1.
Syracuse (30)
17-0
774
1
2.
Kentucky (1)
15-1
742
2
3.
North Carolina
14-2
702
4
4.
Baylor
15-0
684
5
5.
Ohio State
15-2
649
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For more on Illinois basketball, visit SB Nation's Illinois blog Hail To The Orange. For more on Northwestern basketball, visit SB Nation's Northwestern blog Sippin On Purple. For more on Notre Dame basketball, visit SB Nation's Notre Dame blog One Foot Down. For more on DePaul basketball stick to SB Nation Chicago.