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Illinois college basketball rankings

Illini's Paul off to great start

Updated: November 20, 2009, 4:48 PM ET
By Scott Powers | ESPNChicago.com

1. Illinois (2-0) -- Illinois freshman Brandon Paul has been sensational in his first two collegiate games, averaging 21 points. If Paul can keep this up, the Illini could be in for a special season. (Previously ranked No.1)

2. Northwestern (1-1) -- The Wildcats have had the worst luck so far. They already have lost star Kevin Coble and key backup Jeff Ryan for the season. Northwestern hung with Butler for a bit on Wednesday, but it just didn't have the firepower to upset the No. ...

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