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Illinois players blah on No. 22 ranking, claim early polls have little significance.

CHAMPAIGN - The Illinois basketball team moved into the Top 25 in both the Associated Press and Coaches polls released this week. For the Illini, now seven games, all wins, into the John Groce era, the national recognition has to be nice, right? "Not really," leading scorer Brandon Paul said of the No. 22 ranking. "I've been ranked before, in my college career we've been ranked before. It doesn... Recommended Stories