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Illinois Fighting Illini

Location: Champaign, Illinois ▪ Colors: Orange & Blue
Stadium: Memorial Stadium (cap. 60,600)
Record: 123 Years, 578-552-49, .511 W-L% (Major School)

Conferences: Big Ten, Western and Ind
Conference Champion: 15 Times
Bowls: 17 Bowls, 8-9, .471 W-L% (Major Bowls)

Ranked in AP Poll: 13 Times (Preseason), 13 Times (Final), 181 Weeks (Total)

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123 Years

Rk Year Conf W L T Pct SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Coach(es) Bowl Notes
1 2014 Big Ten 2 1 0 .667 -4.55 -2.88 Tim Beckman (2-1)
2 2013 Big Ten 4 8 0 .333 -3.86 1.98 Tim Beckman (4-8)
3 2012 Big Ten 2 10 0 .167 -10.35 2.56 Tim Beckman (2-10)
4 2011 Big Ten 7 6 0 .538 2.63 1.17 16 Ron Zook (6-6)
Vic Koenning (1-0)
Fight Hunger Bowl-W
5 2010 Big Ten 7 6 0 .538 7.77 1.47 Ron Zook (7-6) Texas Bowl-W
6 2009 Big Ten 3 9 0 .250 -3.67 2.24 Ron Zook (3-9)
7 2008 Big Ten 5 7 0 .417 2.96 2.04 20 20 Ron Zook (5-7)
8 2007 Big Ten 9 4 0 .692 8.07 1.76 13 20 Ron Zook (9-4) Rose Bowl-L
9 2006 Big Ten 2 10 0 .167 -5.87 1.13 Ron Zook (2-10)
10 2005 Big Ten 2 9 0 .182 -7.54 7.37 Ron Zook (2-9)
11 2004 Big Ten 3 8 0 .273 -4.53 1.83 Ron Turner (3-8)
12 2003 Big Ten 1 11 0 .083 -8.63 4.62 Ron Turner (1-11)
13 2002 Big Ten 5 7 0 .417 2.56 2.89 Ron Turner (5-7)
14 2001 Big Ten 10 2 0 .833 12.71 3.79 7 12 Ron Turner (10-2) Sugar Bowl-L
15 2000 Big Ten 5 6 0 .455 2.59 2.31 21 19 Ron Turner (5-6)
16 1999 Big Ten 8 4 0 .667 11.40 4.73 24 24 Ron Turner (8-4) Micron PC Bowl-W
17 1998 Big Ten 3 8 0 .273 -7.93 3.70 Ron Turner (3-8)
18 1997 Big Ten 0 11 0 .000 -12.97 5.40 Ron Turner (0-11)
19 1996 Big Ten 2 9 0 .182 -4.52 6.49 Lou Tepper (2-9)
20 1995 Big Ten 5 5 1 .500 8.85 9.31 25 Lou Tepper (5-5-1)
Rk Year Conf W L T Pct SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Coach(es) Bowl Notes
21 1994 Big Ten 7 5 0 .583 15.41 6.83 21 21 Lou Tepper (7-5) Liberty Bowl-W
22 1993 Big Ten 5 6 0 .455 5.44 7.35 Lou Tepper (5-6)
23 1992 Big Ten 6 5 1 .542 1.88 1.97 Lou Tepper (6-5-1) Holiday Bowl-L
24 1991 Big Ten 6 6 0 .500 6.77 3.10 13 John Mackovic (6-5)
Lou Tepper (0-1)
Sun Bowl-L
25 1990 Big Ten 8 4 0 .667 9.13 5.38 11 5 25 John Mackovic (8-4) Hall of Fame Bowl-L
26 1989 Big Ten 10 2 0 .833 14.62 4.12 22 8 10 John Mackovic (10-2) Citrus Bowl-W
27 1988 Big Ten 6 5 1 .542 3.83 2.25 John Mackovic (6-5-1) All-American Bowl-L
28 1987 Big Ten 3 7 1 .318 -2.07 3.20 Mike White (3-7-1)
29 1986 Big Ten 4 7 0 .364 0.37 5.37 Mike White (4-7)
30 1985 Big Ten 6 5 1 .542 7.50 6.75 11 11 Mike White (6-5-1) Peach Bowl-L
31 1984 Big Ten 7 4 0 .636 9.46 2.19 Mike White (7-4)
32 1983 Big Ten 10 2 0 .833 13.69 3.27 4 10 Mike White (10-2) Rose Bowl-L
33 1982 Big Ten 7 5 0 .583 10.90 5.40 15 Mike White (7-5) Liberty Bowl-L
34 1981 Big Ten 7 4 0 .636 7.75 5.93 Mike White (7-4)
35 1980 Big Ten 3 7 1 .318 0.60 6.23 Mike White (3-7-1)
36 1979 Big Ten 2 8 1 .227 -2.08 6.74 Gary Moeller (2-8-1)
37 1978 Big Ten 1 8 2 .182 -6.15 8.22 Gary Moeller (1-8-2)
38 1977 Big Ten 3 8 0 .273 -3.13 8.32 Gary Moeller (3-8)
39 1976 Big Ten 5 6 0 .455 9.19 10.37 14 Bob Blackman (5-6)
40 1975 Big Ten 5 6 0 .455 6.72 7.81 Bob Blackman (5-6)
Rk Year Conf W L T Pct SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Coach(es) Bowl Notes
41 1974 Big Ten 6 4 1 .591 7.47 5.74 14 Bob Blackman (6-4-1)
42 1973 Big Ten 5 6 0 .455 7.95 9.04 Bob Blackman (5-6)
43 1972 Big Ten 3 8 0 .273 2.71 10.17 Bob Blackman (3-8)
44 1971 Big Ten 5 6 0 .455 3.28 7.83 Bob Blackman (5-6)
45 1970 Big Ten 3 7 0 .300 2.53 9.43 James Valek (3-7)
46 1969 Big Ten 0 10 0 .000 -12.34 7.96 James Valek (0-10)
47 1968 Big Ten 1 9 0 .100 -2.37 12.83 James Valek (1-9)
48 1967 Big Ten 4 6 0 .400 1.71 6.11 James Valek (4-6)
49 1966 Big Ten 4 6 0 .400 2.85 5.65 Pete Elliott (4-6)
50 1965 Big Ten 6 4 0 .600 16.05 9.35 Pete Elliott (6-4)
51 1964 Big Ten 6 3 0 .667 15.94 11.49 3 2 Pete Elliott (6-3)
52 1963 Big Ten 8 1 1 .850 18.43 10.43 2 3 Pete Elliott (8-1-1) Rose Bowl-W
53 1962 Big Ten 2 7 0 .222 4.77 17.55 Pete Elliott (2-7)
54 1961 Big Ten 0 9 0 .000 -7.21 12.23 Pete Elliott (0-9)
55 1960 Big Ten 5 4 0 .556 13.82 11.49 5 4 Pete Elliott (5-4)
56 1959 Big Ten 5 3 1 .611 11.43 9.54 12 13 Ray Eliot (5-3-1)
57 1958 Big Ten 4 5 0 .444 9.06 10.72 Ray Eliot (4-5)
58 1957 Big Ten 4 5 0 .444 11.60 9.49 15 Ray Eliot (4-5)
59 1956 Big Ten 2 5 2 .333 8.43 12.87 20 13 Ray Eliot (2-5-2)
60 1955 Big Ten 5 3 1 .611 8.08 5.53 16 Ray Eliot (5-3-1)
Rk Year Conf W L T Pct SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Coach(es) Bowl Notes
61 1954 Big Ten 1 8 0 .111 3.17 11.73 5 5 Ray Eliot (1-8)
62 1953 Big Ten 7 1 1 .833 21.17 10.40 3 7 Ray Eliot (7-1-1)
63 1952 Western 4 5 0 .444 9.95 9.39 5 2 Ray Eliot (4-5)
64 1951 Western 9 0 1 .950 24.08 10.88 10 2 4 Ray Eliot (9-0-1) Rose Bowl-W
65 1950 Western 7 2 0 .778 18.18 10.07 8 6 13 Ray Eliot (7-2)
66 1949 Western 3 4 2 .444 14.41 13.85 Ray Eliot (3-4-2)
67 1948 Western 3 6 0 .333 9.56 11.89 Ray Eliot (3-6)
68 1947 Western 5 3 1 .611 17.51 8.95 5 Ray Eliot (5-3-1)
69 1946 Western 8 2 0 .800 23.28 13.78 5 5 Ray Eliot (8-2) Rose Bowl-W
70 1945 Western 2 6 1 .278 8.19 11.53 Ray Eliot (2-6-1)
71 1944 Western 5 4 1 .550 17.41 12.61 9 15 Ray Eliot (5-4-1)
72 1943 Western 3 7 0 .300 6.13 16.13 Ray Eliot (3-7)
73 1942 Western 6 4 0 .600 8.40 4.70 5 Ray Eliot (6-4)
74 1941 Western 2 6 0 .250 1.18 10.18 Robert Zuppke (2-6)
75 1940 Western 1 7 0 .125 1.91 11.29 Robert Zuppke (1-7)
76 1939 Western 3 4 1 .438 1.12 4.24 Robert Zuppke (3-4-1)
77 1938 Western 3 5 0 .375 1.26 1.51 Robert Zuppke (3-5)
78 1937 Western 3 3 2 .500 1.15 0.02 Robert Zuppke (3-3-2)
79 1936 Western 4 3 1 .563 2.21 3.46 Robert Zuppke (4-3-1)
80 1935 Western 3 5 0 .375 5.64 5.52 Robert Zuppke (3-5)
Rk Year Conf W L T Pct SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Coach(es) Bowl Notes
81 1934 Western 7 1 0 .875 12.41 4.54 Robert Zuppke (7-1)
82 1933 Western 5 3 0 .625 13.85 9.35 Robert Zuppke (5-3)
83 1932 Western 5 4 0 .556 5.31 5.09 Robert Zuppke (5-4)
84 1931 Western 2 6 0 .250 -2.74 4.64 Robert Zuppke (2-6)
85 1930 Western 3 5 0 .375 4.25 6.87 Robert Zuppke (3-5)
86 1929 Western 6 1 1 .813 17.33 4.45 Robert Zuppke (6-1-1)
87 1928 Western 7 1 0 .875 11.79 -0.84 Robert Zuppke (7-1)
88 1927 Western 7 0 1 .938 15.77 3.27 Robert Zuppke (7-0-1)
89 1926 Western 6 2 0 .750 11.45 3.57 Robert Zuppke (6-2)
90 1925 Western 5 3 0 .625 8.98 4.48 Robert Zuppke (5-3)
91 1924 Western 6 1 1 .813 15.97 3.85 Robert Zuppke (6-1-1)
92 1923 Western 8 0 0 1.000 18.28 4.28 Robert Zuppke (8-0)
93 1922 Western 2 5 0 .286 2.18 7.90 Robert Zuppke (2-5)
94 1921 Western 3 4 0 .429 8.08 7.36 Robert Zuppke (3-4)
95 1920 Western 5 2 0 .714 17.29 10.00 Robert Zuppke (5-2)
96 1919 Western 6 1 0 .857 17.63 10.05 Robert Zuppke (6-1)
97 1918 Western 5 2 0 .714 15.10 4.96 Robert Zuppke (5-2)
98 1917 Western 5 2 1 .688 19.53 11.16 Robert Zuppke (5-2-1)
99 1916 Western 3 3 1 .500 8.01 7.16 Robert Zuppke (3-3-1)
100 1915 Western 5 0 2 .857 18.13 4.41 Robert Zuppke (5-0-2)
Rk Year Conf W L T Pct SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Coach(es) Bowl Notes
101 1914 Western 7 0 0 1.000 23.99 3.99 Robert Zuppke (7-0)
102 1913 Western 4 2 1 .643 11.29 5.43 Robert Zuppke (4-2-1)
103 1912 Western 3 3 1 .500 5.23 3.23 Arthur Hall (3-3-1)
104 1911 Western 4 2 1 .643 4.04 1.04 Arthur Hall (4-2-1)
105 1910 Western 7 0 0 1.000 9.74 -3.54 Arthur Hall (7-0)
106 1909 Western 5 2 0 .714 6.97 -2.60 Arthur Hall (5-2)
107 1908 Western 5 1 1 .786 9.66 -0.20 Arthur Hall (5-1-1)
108 1907 Western 3 2 0 .600 2.20 2.60 Arthur Hall (3-2)
109 1906 Western 1 3 1 .300 -8.25 0.95 Justa Lindgren (1-3-1)
110 1905 Western 5 4 0 .556 1.03 3.36 Fred Lowenthal (5-4)
111 1904 Western 9 2 1 .792 14.43 1.76
112 1903 Western 8 6 0 .571 6.36 -1.07 George Woodruff (8-6)
113 1902 Western 10 2 1 .808 14.30 -1.24 Edgar Holt (10-2-1)
114 1901 Western 8 2 0 .800 15.55 -0.15 Edgar Holt (8-2)
115 1900 Western 7 3 2 .667 4.64 -1.11 Fred Smith (7-3-2)
116 1899 Western 3 5 1 .389 -2.41 0.93 George Huff (3-5-1)
117 1898 Western 4 5 0 .444 -3.25 -4.25 George Huff (4-5)
118 1897 Western 6 2 0 .750 5.90 -4.85 George Huff (6-2)
119 1896 Western 4 2 1 .643 4.26 -3.60 George Huff (4-2-1)
120 1895 Ind 4 2 1 .643 8.29 -3.28 George Huff (4-2-1)
Rk Year Conf W L T Pct SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Coach(es) Bowl Notes
121 1894 Ind 4 3 0 .571 -0.74 -6.60 Louis Vail (5-3)
122 1893 Ind 3 2 3 .563 0.05 -2.95 E.K. Hall (3-2-3)
123 1892 Ind 7 4 1 .625 2.76 -5.83 E.K. Hall (9-3-2)