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 23, 2016Week 9 Rankings for Bob Asmussen
1Alabama (60)
8-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 60 Voters
Lowest: 2 - Scott Wolf
1524
Points
2Michigan (1)
7-0Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - Scott Wolf
Lowest: 4 - 2 Voters
1446
Points
3Clemson
7-0Actual: 3
Highest: 2 - 10 Voters
Lowest: 4 - 31 Voters
1382
Points
4Washington
7-0Actual: 4
Highest: 2 - 7 Voters
Lowest: 7 - Jon Wilner
1373
Points
5Louisville
6-1Actual: 5
Highest: 3 - Ed Johnson
Lowest: 9 - Kirk Bohls
1276
Points
6Nebraska
7-0Actual: 7
Highest: 5 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 14 - Ed Johnson
1083
Points
7Baylor
6-0Actual: 8
Highest: 5 - Tony Parks
Lowest: 22 - Jon Wilner
1063
Points
8Wisconsin
5-2Actual: 11
Highest: 5 - Josh Kendall
Lowest: 18 - Kirk Bohls
980
Points
9Ohio State
6-1Actual: 6
Highest: 5 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 11 - Josh Kendall
1143
Points
10Texas A&M
6-1Actual: 9
Highest: 5 - Michael Bonner
Lowest: 19 - Matt Charboneau
1007
Points
11West Virginia
6-0Actual: 10
Highest: 6 - 7 Voters
Lowest: 20 - Jeff Miller
997
Points
12Florida
5-1Actual: 14
Highest: 9 - Rob Long
Lowest: 24 - 2 Voters
654
Points
13Oklahoma
5-2Actual: 16
Highest: 9 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 23 - 2 Voters
626
Points

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14Navy
5-1Actual: 22
Highest: 14 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 8 Voters
251
Points
15Boise State
7-0Actual: 13
Highest: 6 - Kirk Bohls
Lowest: 22 - Matt Galloway
716
Points
16Florida State
5-2Actual: 12
Highest: 8 - Sam McKewon
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
725
Points
17Tennessee
5-2Actual: 18
Highest: 11 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: 24 - 2 Voters
572
Points
18Western Michigan
8-0Actual: 20
Highest: 12 - Keith Sargeant
Lowest: NR - Jon Wilner
349
Points
19Utah
7-1Actual: 17
Highest: 11 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 23 - Josh Kendall
584
Points

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20Auburn
5-2Actual: 15
Highest: 6 - Nathan Deen
Lowest: 22 - 2 Voters
641
Points
21Colorado
6-2Actual: 23
Highest: 15 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: NR - 15 Voters
207
Points
22North Carolina
6-2Actual: 21
Highest: 10 - Kirk Bohls
Lowest: NR - 5 Voters
328
Points
23LSU
5-2Actual: 19
Highest: 12 - Ed Johnson
Lowest: NR - Nathan Deen
352
Points
24Virginia Tech
5-2Actual: 25
Highest: 15 - Tony Parks
Lowest: NR - 31 Voters
110
Points
25Houston
6-2Actual: 27
Highest: 18 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 38 Voters
67
Points