Illinois, Florida off to Hot Starts While Kentucky, North Carolina Struggle

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Illinois, Florida off to Hot Starts While Kentucky, North Carolina Struggle
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The Illinois Fighting Illini have been one of the most shocking teams in college basketball so far this season. They are ranked 10th in the country, and have an historic 11-0 start under new head coach John Groce.

Illinois has taken control of games with high-pressure defense, and a great three-point shooting attack. Whether the team will be able to survive the tough schedule that the Big Ten offers remains to be seen. But the team did prove on Saturday night that it can compete with the nation's elite, when the Illini knocked off then-No. 10 Gonzaga.

Illinois' start has probably been the most surprising in college basketball this year, but there are also many more teams that have surprised us.

Here is a look at three more teams that have gotten off to surprising starts this season.

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