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Paul M. Banks a.k.a. The Sports Bank 

At 14-2, our home-state Illinois Fighting Illini currently possess the most wins of all Big Ten teams. After last season’s abysmal 16-19 showing — a school record for losses — this year looks MUCH better than most people expected at midseason.

The Illini have two signature wins: a triumph at No. 9 Purdue (the program’s first road victory over a top ten team since the 1989 Final Four “Flyin’ Illini” days), and an utter thrashing of No. 25 Mizzou in the “Braggin’ Rights” game. Sure, Purdue has not looked like the preseason conference favorite that they were hyped to be, and maybe Illini Nation no longer feels the need to abuse their bragging right privileges obtained from handing the Missouri Tigers their first loss this season.

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