Over 65 fanbases comprised of readers just like you compiled the very first SB Nation FanPulse Poll, and here are your results!
While the Illini aren’t even close to sniffing the ‘top 25’ conversation, eight Big Ten foes in total cracked the list, as did four from the West: Wisconsin (No. 17), Iowa (No. 19), Northwestern (No. 21), and Nebraska (No. 24). Illinois will also square off against No. 6 Michigan and No. 23 Michigan State in two of its divisional crossover games.
And even though Illinois probably won’t make the list at any point this season, you can still cast your vote each week and have a say in just how these standings should shake out. Sign up to be part of the weekly newsletter/questionnaire here!
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