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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Oct 16, 2016Week 8 Rankings for Bob Asmussen
1Alabama (60)
7-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 60 Voters
Lowest: 2 - Scott Wolf
1524
Points
2Ohio State
6-0Actual: 2
Highest: 2 - 55 Voters
Lowest: 4 - Josh Kendall
1457
Points
3Michigan (1)
6-0Actual: 3
Highest: 1 - Scott Wolf
Lowest: 6 - 2 Voters
1368
Points
4Clemson
7-0Actual: 4
Highest: 2 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 7 - Pat Caputo
1337
Points
5Washington
6-0Actual: 5
Highest: 2 - Josh Kendall
Lowest: 8 - Jon Wilner
1304
Points
6Texas A&M
6-0Actual: 6
Highest: 4 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 7 - 18 Voters
1218
Points
7Louisville
5-1Actual: 7
Highest: 4 - Ed Johnson
Lowest: 12 - Josh Kendall
1168
Points
8Nebraska
6-0Actual: 8
Highest: 7 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 14 - Jon Wilner
1037
Points
9Baylor
6-0Actual: 9
Highest: 6 - Pat Caputo
Lowest: 20 - Jon Wilner
1021
Points
10Wisconsin
4-2Actual: 10
Highest: 6 - Josh Kendall
Lowest: 19 - Kirk Bohls
935
Points
11Florida
5-1Actual: 15
Highest: 9 - Rob Long
Lowest: NR - Eric Hansen
626
Points
12West Virginia
5-0Actual: 12
Highest: 9 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 23 - Matt Charboneau
744
Points
13Houston
6-1Actual: 11
Highest: 9 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 25 - Josh Kendall
766
Points
14Oklahoma
4-2Actual: 16
Highest: 9 - Brian Howell
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
612
Points

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15Navy
4-1Actual: 24
Highest: 13 - Nathan Deen
Lowest: NR - 23 Voters
163
Points
16Boise State
6-0Actual: 14
Highest: 7 - Kirk Bohls
Lowest: 23 - Matt Galloway
694
Points
17Florida State
5-2Actual: 13
Highest: 8 - Sam McKewon
Lowest: NR - Jonny Miller
733
Points
18Arkansas
5-2Actual: 17
Highest: 9 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: NR - Jonny Miller
584
Points
19Tennessee
5-2Actual: 18
Highest: 10 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
550
Points
20Western Michigan
7-0Actual: 20
Highest: 13 - Keith Sargeant
Lowest: NR - Joey Knight
285
Points
21Utah
6-1Actual: 19
Highest: 11 - Rob Long
Lowest: NR - Ed Johnson
479
Points
22Auburn
4-2Actual: 21
Highest: 11 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 10 Voters
277
Points
23Colorado
5-2Actual: 26
Highest: 15 - Sam McKewon
Lowest: NR - 28 Voters
110
Points
24North Carolina
5-2Actual: 22
Highest: 10 - Kirk Bohls
Lowest: NR - 8 Voters
254
Points
25Miami (FL)
4-2Actual: 27
Highest: 16 - Adam Zucker
Lowest: NR - 42 Voters
69
Points