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Monday, January 31, 2011
Poll Thoughts: Illinois survives, somehow

By Eamonn Brennan

College hoops polls might be inconsequential noise, but that doesn't make them any less fun to argue about. In that spirit, I present the creatively named "Poll Thoughts," which you can expect every Monday until the season is over, or until the ESPN/USA Today Coaches poll (and, occasionally, the Associated Press) voters stop being so dumb. (In other words, expect it until the season is over.)

You can forgive this week's poll voters for being a little flummoxed. After all, 23 of the 25 ranked teams played this weekend. Of those 23, 13 lost. Naturally, this is going to lead to some confusion. But Illinois in the top 25? Really, coaches?

Per the usual, some assorted poll thoughts are below.
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