Illinois basketball ranking: Where did the Fighting Illini finish in the final top 25 of 2023-24?

The Illinois basketball team ended the 2023-24 season ranked No. 7 nationwide in the final USA TODAY Sports Coaches Poll, released on Tuesday, one day after the NCAA championship game.

The Illini (29-9) jumped three spots in the final coaches' poll to their highest of the season. The Fighting Illini finished second in the Big Ten Conference and won the league tournament before a run to the NCAA Elite Eight, where they lost to eventual national champion and No. 1-ranked UConn.

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What is Illinois basketball ranked?

The Illini ended No. 7 in the USA TODAY Sports Coaches Poll. They were No. 6 in the final poll from The Associated Press, also released April 9. Illinois is No. 10 in the final rankings.

Who is No. 1 in men's college basketball?

UConn (37-3) is the unanimous No. 1 in the USA TODAY poll after defeating No. 2 Purdue 75-50 to win its second consecutive NCAA championship on Monday in Glendale, Arizona.

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Who is the top 10 in men's college basketball?

The top-ranked college basketball teams, according to the final USA TODAY Sports Coaches Poll, released on April 9, 2024:

  1. UConn (37-3)

  2. Purdue (34-5)

  3. Houston (32-5)

  4. Alabama (25-12)

  5. Tennessee (27-9)

  6. North Carolina (29-8)

  7. Illinois (29-9)

  8. Iowa State (29-8)

  9. Duke (27-9)

  10. Creighton (25-10)

Here are the top 10 teams in the final men's college basketball poll from The Associated Press and released on April 9, 2024:

  1. UConn (37-3)

  2. Purdue (34-5)

  3. Alabama (25-12)

  4. Houston (32-5)

  5. Tennessee (27-9)

  6. Illinois (29-9)

  7. North Carolina (29-8)

  8. Iowa State (29-8)

  9. Duke (27-9)

  10. North Carolina State (26-15)

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