The Illini are getting better.
See where your favorite Big Ten teams rank following Week 12 of the 2014 season.
Miss Sunday's college basketball action? Here's what happened in the Big Ten:
Wisconsin 89, Chattanooga 45
The Illini struggled to put away an inferior opponent in their season-opening win over Georgia State. Not so much in their second game.
It's pretty simple now for the Illini: Win out or go home.
And that might be referring to more than just the team's shot at bowl eligibility.