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, 2017Pre-Season Rankings for Bob Asmussen
1USC (2)
10-3Actual: 4
Highest: 1 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 11 - Mitch Vingle
1325
Points
2Alabama (52)
14-1Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 52 Voters
Lowest: 4 - Pat Dooley
1513
Points
3Florida State (4)
10-3Actual: 3
Highest: 1 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 7 - Mitch Vingle
1396
Points
4Oklahoma
11-2Actual: 7
Highest: 4 - 8 Voters
Lowest: 11 - 2 Voters
1170
Points
5Ohio State (3)
11-2Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 5 - 6 Voters
1414
Points
6Clemson
14-1Actual: 5
Highest: 2 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 12 - Jon Wilner
1201
Points
7Michigan
10-3Actual: 11
Highest: 6 - Jeff Miller
Lowest: 18 - 2 Voters
881
Points
8Washington
12-2Actual: 8
Highest: 3 - Adam Jude
Lowest: 16 - Pat Dooley
1150
Points
9Penn State
11-3Actual: 6
Highest: 3 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 14 - Mitch Vingle
1196
Points
10Wisconsin
11-3Actual: 9
Highest: 3 - Sam McKewon
Lowest: 19 - Adam Zucker
926
Points
11Auburn
8-5Actual: 12
Highest: 3 - John Adams
Lowest: 23 - Dave Reardon
880
Points
12LSU
8-4Actual: 13
Highest: 5 - Mitch Vingle
Lowest: 23 - Robert Gagliardi
784
Points
13Stanford
10-3Actual: 14
Highest: 8 - Pat Dooley
Lowest: NR -
695
Points
14Oklahoma State
10-3Actual: 10
Highest: 2 - Pat Dooley
Lowest: 23 - Mitch Vingle
889
Points
15Georgia
8-5Actual: 15
Highest: 6 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: 24 - Mitch Vingle
690
Points
16Florida
9-4Actual: 17
Highest: 9 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
624
Points
17Kansas State
9-4Actual: 20
Highest: 12 - Sam McKewon
Lowest: NR - 9 Voters
317
Points
18Louisville
9-4Actual: 16
Highest: 7 - Matt McCoy
Lowest: 25 - Mitch Vingle
629
Points
19South Florida
11-2Actual: 19
Highest: 10 - Kirk Bohls
Lowest: NR - 7 Voters
327
Points
20West Virginia
10-3Actual: 22
Highest: 15 - Scott Wolf
Lowest: NR - 21 Voters
207
Points
21Miami (FL)
9-4Actual: 18
Highest: 10 - Matt Brown
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
492
Points
22Tennessee
9-4Actual: 25
Highest: 17 - Dave Reardon
Lowest: NR - 31 Voters
114
Points
23Texas
5-7Actual: 23
Highest: 9 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: NR - 26 Voters
173
Points

EXTREME PICK

This pick is 5+ spots from the actual ranking.
24Oregon
4-8Actual: 33
Highest: 22 - Michael Lev
Lowest: NR - 51 Voters
21
Points
25Boise State
10-3Actual: 29
Highest: 20 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 50 Voters
37
Points