Did you know the Orange and Blue scrimmage is tonight at State Farm Center? It's not going to be televised, and it isn't online, so we won't be able to cover it live, but you can go see it yourself if you like.
Of course, whether you can see tonight's scrimmage or not, all that's really important here is that the basketball season will be starting soon. The scrimmage is just an indication of that, and another indication is the USA Today preseason coaches poll.
The Illini are not ranked in the top 25, but they did receive votes, so I guess you can say they're in a tie for No. 41. Hopefully they climb higher during the season.
|2||Michigan St. (3)||27-9||749||13|
|Schools Dropped Out|
|Others Receiving Votes|
|Baylor 102; Colorado 93; Creighton 87; Iowa 86; Tennessee 73; Georgetown 38; Harvard 28; Pittsburgh 23; California 16; Boise State 11; Saint Louis 8; La Salle 7; Temple 4; Missouri 4; Villanova 4; Kansas State 3; LSU 2; Iowa State 2; Arizona State 2; Illinois 2; Georgia 1; UNLV 1.|