Bob AsmussenChampaign News-Gazette (Champaign, IL)
Twitter: @BobAsmussen
About: Bob Asmussen is in his 25th year at The Champaign News-Gazette. He became the Illinois football beat writer in 1996. Asmussen has also covered men's and women's basketball, volleyball and wrestling. He has won numerous national and state awards for his writing. Married to a fellow reporter, Asmussen has a son and a daughter. They live in Champaign.

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Aug 21, 2016Pre-Season Rankings for Bob Asmussen
1Oklahoma (4)
11-2Actual: 3
Highest: 1 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 11 - Jon Wilner
1352
Points
2Clemson (16)
14-1Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 16 Voters
Lowest: 7 - 2 Voters
1443
Points
3Alabama (33)
14-1Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 33 Voters
Lowest: 5 - 5 Voters
1469
Points
4LSU (1)
9-3Actual: 5
Highest: 1 - Sam McKewon
Lowest: 16 - Rob Long
1269
Points
5Ohio State (1)
12-1Actual: 6
Highest: 1 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: 12 - Garry Smits
1224
Points
6Michigan (1)
10-3Actual: 7
Highest: 1 - Scott Wolf
Lowest: 14 - Kirk Bohls
1147
Points
7Stanford
12-2Actual: 8
Highest: 4 - Mitch Vingle
Lowest: NR - Sam McKewon
1029
Points
8Florida State (5)
10-3Actual: 4
Highest: 1 - 5 Voters
Lowest: 15 - Rob Long
1325
Points
9Michigan State
12-2Actual: 12
Highest: 7 - Rob Long
Lowest: NR - 3 Voters
710
Points
10Notre Dame
10-3Actual: 10
Highest: 2 - Mitch Vingle
Lowest: 16 - Mike Barber
1006
Points
11Tennessee
9-4Actual: 9
Highest: 2 - Michael Lev
Lowest: 23 - Rob Long
1021
Points
12Houston
13-1Actual: 15
Highest: 10 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
644
Points
13Washington
7-6Actual: 14
Highest: 7 - Kirk Bohls
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
651
Points
14Georgia
10-3Actual: 18
Highest: 8 - Eric Hansen
Lowest: NR - 9 Voters
448
Points
15Ole Miss
10-3Actual: 11
Highest: 8 - Garland Gillen
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
718
Points
16UCLA
8-5Actual: 16
Highest: 8 - Michael Lev
Lowest: NR - 5 Voters
496
Points
17Louisville
8-5Actual: 19
Highest: 9 - Jeff Miller
Lowest: NR - 5 Voters
447
Points

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18Florida
10-4Actual: 25
Highest: 11 - Tom Murphy
Lowest: NR - 28 Voters
180
Points

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19TCU
11-2Actual: 13
Highest: 6 - Rob Long
Lowest: NR - 5 Voters
707
Points
20Iowa
12-2Actual: 17
Highest: 8 - Kirk Bohls
Lowest: NR - 6 Voters
484
Points
21Baylor
10-3Actual: 23
Highest: 10 - Ferd Lewis
Lowest: NR - 22 Voters
280
Points
22USC
8-6Actual: 20
Highest: 8 - Mitch Vingle
Lowest: NR - 14 Voters
344
Points
23Oklahoma State
10-3Actual: 21
Highest: 11 - Marc Weiszer
Lowest: NR - 5 Voters
316
Points
24Oregon
9-4Actual: 24
Highest: 17 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 19 Voters
218
Points
25North Carolina
11-3Actual: 22
Highest: 13 - Brett McMurphy
Lowest: NR - 8 Voters
283
Points