Which college team has provided the NFL the best pipeline of talent from 1979 to 2009? We're breaking it down bracket-style as the top 16 schools battle it out for the title.
Illinois ranks No. 11 on the ESPN.com football list. The state finishes No. 14 in the pro ranking, No. 22 among colleges and No. 11 in high school football.
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