Illini Fall From USA Today Top 25 Poll

Rankings can do so much for a program for example television exposure, respect and it certainly helps when it comes to recruiting. Here's the Top 25 polls and how Ron Zook voted this week.

Here's the latest poll for the week of September 9th:

1. USC

2.Georiga

3.Oklahoma

4.Florida

5.OSU

6.Missouri

7.LSU

8.Texas

9.Auburn

10.Wisconsin

11.Kansas

12. Texas Tech

13.Arizona State

14. Oregon

15. Brigham Young

16. Alabama

17. Penn State

18.South Florida

19.Wake Forest

20. East Carolina

21.Fresno State

22. Utah

23. Clemson

24. West Virginia

25. California

26. Illinois receiving votes = 124.

Coach Ron Zook's comments on the rankings:

"I did not have us ranked in my Top 25 poll that's the least of my worries. It's a long way to go but I don't think you pay a lot of attention to that part right now. I don't think were playing the way we're capable of playing right now. I don't want to beat a dead horse, but that business is far from my mind, a team like East Carolina deserves to be in there, their doing a great job."


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