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Illinois Fighting Illini AP Poll History

Location: Champaign, Illinois ▪ Colors: Orange & Blue
Stadium: Memorial Stadium (cap. 60,600)
Record: 123 Years, 576-551-49, .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)

181 Polls

Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
1 2011 4 2011-09-18 24 Up 
2 2011 5 2011-09-25 24 24 NC
3 2011 6 2011-10-02 19 24 Up 5
4 2011 7 2011-10-09 16 19 Up 3
5 2011 8 2011-10-16 23 16 Down 7
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
6 2008 1 Preseason 20 NA
7 2008 2 2008-09-02 24 20 Down 4
8 2008 3 2008-09-07 24 24 NC
9 2008 4 2008-09-14 22 24 Up 2
10 2008 5 2008-09-21 22 22 NC
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
11 2007 7 2007-10-07 18 Up 
12 2007 12 2007-11-11 20 Up 
13 2007 13 2007-11-18 18 20 Up 2
14 2007 14 2007-11-25 15 18 Up 3
15 2007 15 2007-12-02 13 15 Up 2
16 2007 16 Final 20 13 Down 7
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
17 2001 5 2001-09-23 22 Up 
18 2001 9 2001-10-21 22 Up 
19 2001 10 2001-10-28 21 22 Up 1
20 2001 11 2001-11-04 15 21 Up 6
21 2001 12 2001-11-11 12 15 Up 3
22 2001 13 2001-11-18 10 12 Up 2
23 2001 14 2001-11-25 8 10 Up 2
24 2001 15 2001-12-02 8 8 NC
25 2001 16 2001-12-09 7 8 Up 1
26 2001 17 Final 12 7 Down 5
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
27 2000 1 Preseason 21 NA
28 2000 2 2000-08-27 21 21 NC
29 2000 3 2000-09-03 21 21 NC
30 2000 4 2000-09-10 19 21 Up 2
31 2000 5 2000-09-17 19 19 NC
32 2000 6 2000-09-24 24 19 Down 5
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
33 1999 17 Final 24 Up 
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
34 1995 2 1995-08-29 25 Up 
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
35 1994 1 Preseason 21 NA
36 1994 2 1994-08-31 22 21 Down 1
37 1994 6 1994-09-27 25 Up 
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
38 1991 5 1991-09-23 25 Up 
39 1991 6 1991-09-30 22 25 Up 3
40 1991 7 1991-10-07 20 22 Up 2
41 1991 8 1991-10-14 13 20 Up 7
42 1991 9 1991-10-21 17 13 Down 4
43 1991 12 1991-11-11 25 Up 
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
44 1990 1 Preseason 11 NA
45 1990 2 1990-09-04 11 11 NC
46 1990 3 1990-09-11 21 11 Down 10
47 1990 4 1990-09-18 15 21 Up 6
48 1990 5 1990-09-25 14 15 Up 1
49 1990 6 1990-10-02 13 14 Up 1
50 1990 7 1990-10-09 11 13 Up 2
51 1990 8 1990-10-16 8 11 Up 3
52 1990 9 1990-10-23 5 8 Up 3
53 1990 10 1990-10-30 5 5 NC
54 1990 11 1990-11-06 17 5 Down 12
55 1990 12 1990-11-13 22 17 Down 5
56 1990 13 1990-11-20 22 22 NC
57 1990 14 1990-11-27 16 22 Up 6
58 1990 15 1990-12-04 16 16 NC
59 1990 16 Final 25 16 Down 9
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
60 1989 1 Preseason 22 NA
61 1989 2 1989-09-05 11 22 Up 11
62 1989 3 1989-09-12 10 11 Up 1
63 1989 4 1989-09-19 20 10 Down 10
64 1989 5 1989-09-26 20 20 NC
65 1989 6 1989-10-03 18 20 Up 2
66 1989 7 1989-10-10 16 18 Up 2
67 1989 8 1989-10-17 13 16 Up 3
68 1989 9 1989-10-24 8 13 Up 5
69 1989 10 1989-10-31 8 8 NC
70 1989 11 1989-11-07 8 8 NC
71 1989 12 1989-11-14 12 8 Down 4
72 1989 13 1989-11-21 11 12 Up 1
73 1989 14 1989-11-28 10 11 Up 1
74 1989 15 1989-12-05 11 10 Down 1
75 1989 16 1989-12-12 11 11 NC
76 1989 17 Final 10 11 Up 1
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
77 1985 1 Preseason 11 NA
78 1985 2 1985-09-03 11 11 NC
79 1985 3 1985-09-10 19 11 Down 8
80 1985 4 1985-09-17 20 19 Down 1
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
81 1983 6 1983-10-03 19 Up 
82 1983 7 1983-10-10 19 19 NC
83 1983 8 1983-10-17 11 19 Up 8
84 1983 9 1983-10-24 9 11 Up 2
85 1983 10 1983-10-31 6 9 Up 3
86 1983 11 1983-11-07 5 6 Up 1
87 1983 12 1983-11-14 4 5 Up 1
88 1983 13 1983-11-21 4 4 NC
89 1983 14 1983-11-28 4 4 NC
90 1983 15 1983-12-05 4 4 NC
91 1983 16 Final 10 4 Down 6
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
92 1982 4 1982-09-20 19 Up 
93 1982 6 1982-10-04 20 Up 
94 1982 7 1982-10-11 15 20 Up 5
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
95 1976 3 1976-09-21 14 Up 
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
96 1974 4 1974-09-23 16 Up 
97 1974 5 1974-09-30 14 16 Up 2
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
98 1964 1 Preseason 3 NA
99 1964 2 1964-09-28 3 3 NC
100 1964 3 1964-10-05 2 3 Up 1
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
101 1963 5 1963-10-14 7 Up 
102 1963 6 1963-10-21 4 7 Up 3
103 1963 7 1963-10-28 2 4 Up 2
104 1963 8 1963-11-04 2 2 NC
105 1963 9 1963-11-11 8 2 Down 6
106 1963 10 1963-11-18 8 8 NC
107 1963 11 1963-11-25 8 8 NC
108 1963 12 1963-12-02 3 8 Up 5
109 1963 13 Final 3 3 NC
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
110 1960 1 Preseason 5 NA
111 1960 2 1960-09-19 4 5 Up 1
112 1960 3 1960-09-26 4 4 NC
113 1960 4 1960-10-03 4 4 NC
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
114 1959 4 1959-10-05 20 Up 
115 1959 5 1959-10-12 13 20 Up 7
116 1959 6 1959-10-19 13 13 NC
117 1959 11 1959-11-23 13 Up 
118 1959 12 1959-11-30 12 13 Up 1
119 1959 13 Final 13 12 Down 1
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
120 1957 6 1957-10-21 16 Up 
121 1957 9 1957-11-11 15 Up 
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
122 1956 1 Preseason 20 NA
123 1956 3 1956-10-01 13 Up 
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
124 1955 9 1955-11-07 16 Up 
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
125 1954 1 Preseason 5 NA
126 1954 2 1954-09-20 6 5 Down 1
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
127 1953 4 1953-10-12 9 Up 
128 1953 5 1953-10-19 7 9 Up 2
129 1953 6 1953-10-26 4 7 Up 3
130 1953 7 1953-11-02 4 4 NC
131 1953 8 1953-11-09 3 4 Up 1
132 1953 9 1953-11-16 7 3 Down 4
133 1953 10 1953-11-23 6 7 Up 1
134 1953 11 Final 7 6 Down 1
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
135 1952 1 Preseason 5 NA
136 1952 2 1952-09-29 2 5 Up 3
137 1952 3 1952-10-06 13 2 Down 11
138 1952 4 1952-10-13 17 13 Down 4
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
139 1951 1 Preseason 10 NA
140 1951 2 1951-10-01 8 10 Up 2
141 1951 3 1951-10-08 7 8 Up 1
142 1951 4 1951-10-15 8 7 Down 1
143 1951 5 1951-10-22 4 8 Up 4
144 1951 6 1951-10-29 3 4 Up 1
145 1951 7 1951-11-05 2 3 Up 1
146 1951 8 1951-11-12 3 2 Down 1
147 1951 9 1951-11-19 6 3 Down 3
148 1951 10 1951-11-26 4 6 Up 2
149 1951 11 Final 4 4 NC
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
150 1950 1 Preseason 8 NA
151 1950 2 1950-10-02 15 8 Down 7
152 1950 5 1950-10-23 12 Up 
153 1950 6 1950-10-30 10 12 Up 2
154 1950 7 1950-11-06 10 10 NC
155 1950 8 1950-11-13 8 10 Up 2
156 1950 9 1950-11-20 6 8 Up 2
157 1950 10 Final 13 6 Down 7
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
158 1947 1 1947-10-06 6 NA
159 1947 2 1947-10-13 6 6 NC
160 1947 3 1947-10-20 5 6 Up 1
161 1947 4 1947-10-27 11 5 Down 6
162 1947 5 1947-11-03 11 11 NC
163 1947 6 1947-11-10 11 11 NC
164 1947 7 1947-11-17 12 11 Down 1
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
165 1946 1 1946-10-07 12 NA
166 1946 4 1946-10-28 11 Up 
167 1946 5 1946-11-04 10 11 Up 1
168 1946 6 1946-11-11 9 10 Up 1
169 1946 7 1946-11-18 5 9 Up 4
170 1946 8 1946-11-25 5 5 NC
171 1946 9 Final 5 5 NC
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
172 1944 1 1944-10-09 14 NA
173 1944 3 1944-10-23 14 Up 
174 1944 4 1944-10-30 9 14 Up 5
175 1944 5 1944-11-06 10 9 Down 1
176 1944 9 Final 15 Up 
Rk Year Wk Date Rk Prev Chng
177 1942 1 1942-10-12 5 NA
178 1942 2 1942-10-19 5 5 NC
179 1942 3 1942-10-26 12 5 Down 7
180 1942 4 1942-11-02 20 12 Down 8
181 1942 5 1942-11-09 13 20 Up 7