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After a 6-0 start, the Illinois Fighting Illini have stumbled in recent weeks with losses to Ohio State and Purdue.
The loss to the Buckeyes was acceptable, but losing to the Boilermakers in their current state is flat out embarrassing.
No one should be surprised by the Fighting Illini's slide as their 6-0 was somewhat of a mirage.
Their best victory of the six was against an inconsistent Arizona State team that plays great one week and horrible another.
It won't get any better for them either as they have a hard three-game stretch against Penn State, Michigan and Wisconsin.
Expect the Fighting Illini to drop out of the rankings this week and not return for the remainder of the season.