Illinois

Big Ten power rankings: Purdue keeps rising; Gophers hold steady

1. Ohio State (10-0, 7-0 Big Ten): Take care of Maryland and Buckeyes will play Michigan for East Division title and likely a College Football Playoff berth. 2. Michigan (10-0, 7-0): Take care of Illinois and Wolverines will play Ohio State for East Division title and likely a College Football Playoff berth. 3. Penn State…

Illinois

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Illini title hopes diminish with loss to Boilermakers

Nov. 15—CHAMPAIGN — After starting the season with modest hopes of reaching a bowl game this season, the Illinois Fighting Illini found itself two wins away from the Big Ten Conference's championship game when the month of November started. But now with back-to-back home losses to Michigan State and Purdue, the latter being a 31-24…