Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Could this be the end of the run?

The #1 Fighting Illini have made it to 19 - 0, and now face a stern test at Madison. The last several years have seen the Illini go into Madison and come out beat. Supposing that they don't come out 20 - 0, how far down the rankings do you think Illinois will slide?

The ESPN darlings, Duke, are now in 2nd. My guess is that Illinois will drop to at least 7th. No doubt there will be at least one team with 2 losses ahead of them.

Pessimistic? Maybe. We'll see.

Yes. Pessimistic. I was pretty impressed by the way the Illini came back from an 8 point lead in the second half. In years past they would almost certainly have folded.

This year, though, they put on a final kick and won it by 10. First time in 6 years they've beaten the Badgers up at the Kohl Center. Nice work, fellas.

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