Former Illini power rankings: Stricker on top

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Jeff Huth's former Illini power rankings:

1. Steve Stricker
PGA Tour

Illini fans hope world’s No. 13, who turns 46 this month, wins at least one major before he’s done.

2. Deron Williams
NBA

Nets point guard became third fastest in league history to reach 5,000 assists (554 games).

3. Brandon Lloyd
NFL

Well-traveled Pats receiver — and recorded rapper — has averaged 73.7 catches in past three seasons.

4. Kevin Anderson
ATP World Tour

Maybe strong ’13 start has to do with marrying college girlfriend, Kelsey O’Neal, in November.

5. Andrew Riley
Track and field

Four-time NCAA sprint/hurdles champ experienced first Olympics in ’12 for homeland Jamaica.

6. Paul Ruggeri
Gymnastics

Four-time NCAA champ was vying to make U.S. Team on Saturday at U.S. Winter Cup Challenge.

7. Rajeev Ram
ATP World Tour

With a current singles ranking of 106, Ram is proving he’s got game in more than just doubles.

8. Steve Weatherford
NFL

Giants punter averaged a career-best 47.5 yards last season, his eighth in the pros.

9. Whitney Mercilus
NFL

He’s no J.J. Watt — yet — but Texans rookie outside linebacker had six sacks in 2012.

10. Vontae Davis
NFL

Colts cornerback was AFC Defensive Player of the Week for final week of regular season.
 

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billyh23 wrote on February 10, 2013 at 7:02 pm

I don't think so !!   As long as he is going to wear Wisconsin stuff, he will never be at the top of ILLINI nation !!

 

boneh3ad wrote on February 11, 2013 at 7:02 am

Jeff, you are aware that Steve Stricker was seen on national television wearing Wisconsin gear at the Illinois-Wisconsin game earlier this year, right? Steve Stricker therefore comes in pretty much last in any list of former Illini.