1944 Illinois Fighting Illini football team
|1944 Illinois Fighting Illini football|
|Conference||Big Ten Conference|
|1944 record||5–4–1 (3–3 Big Ten)|
|Head coach||Ray Eliot (3rd year)|
|Home stadium||Memorial Stadium|
|1944 Big Ten football standings|
|#2 Ohio State $||6||–||0||–||0||9||–||0||–||0|
Rankings from AP Poll
The 1944 Illinois Fighting Illini football team was an American football team that represented the University of Illinois during the 1944 college football season. In their third year under head coach Ray Eliot, the Illini compiled a 5–3–1 record, were ranked #15 in the final AP Poll, and finished in sixth place in the Big Ten Conference. The team lost three games to teams ranked in the top 10 in the AP Poll: #9-ranked Notre Dame (7–13); #8-ranked Michigan (0–14); and #2-ranked Ohio State (12–26).
- "1944 Illinois Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 16, 2015.