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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Dec 3, 2017Week 15 Rankings for Bob Asmussen
1Clemson (43)
12-1Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 43 Voters
Lowest: 3 - Jason Galloway
1506
Points
2Oklahoma (18)
12-1Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 18 Voters
Lowest: 4 - 2 Voters
1474
Points
3Georgia
12-1Actual: 3
Highest: 2 - 7 Voters
Lowest: 4 - Steve Batterson
1409
Points
4Ohio State
11-2Actual: 5
Highest: 3 - Steve Batterson
Lowest: 6 - 5 Voters
1300
Points
5Alabama
11-1Actual: 4
Highest: 3 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 7 - Steve Batterson
1307
Points
6Wisconsin
12-1Actual: 6
Highest: 4 - Rick Wright
Lowest: 10 - 2 Voters
1162
Points
7UCF
12-0Actual: 10
Highest: 4 - Sam McKewon
Lowest: 17 - Soren Petro
983
Points
8USC
11-2Actual: 8
Highest: 4 - Lauren Brownlow
Lowest: 13 - Parrish Alford
1101
Points
9Penn State
10-2Actual: 9
Highest: 7 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 14 - Kellis Robinett
1008
Points
10Auburn
10-3Actual: 7
Highest: 4 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 12 - Pat Dooley
1123
Points
11Miami (FL)
10-2Actual: 11
Highest: 6 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 16 - Jeff Miller
948
Points
12Washington
10-2Actual: 12
Highest: 9 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 18 - Dave Reardon
820
Points
13TCU
10-3Actual: 13
Highest: 10 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 18 - 2 Voters
816
Points

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14Memphis
10-2Actual: 19
Highest: 10 - Dave Reardon
Lowest: 25 - Rob Long
475
Points
15Stanford
9-4Actual: 15
Highest: 11 - Soren Petro
Lowest: 25 - Pat Dooley
629
Points
16LSU
9-3Actual: 16
Highest: 10 - Pat Caputo
Lowest: 21 - Ed Daigneault
599
Points
17Notre Dame
9-3Actual: 14
Highest: 10 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: 20 - 4 Voters
632
Points
18Michigan State
9-3Actual: 18
Highest: 12 - Jeff Miller
Lowest: 23 - John Adams
487
Points
19Virginia Tech
9-3Actual: 22
Highest: 15 - John Clay
Lowest: 24 - 2 Voters
323
Points
20Northwestern
9-3Actual: 20
Highest: 15 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR - Pat Dooley
398
Points
21Oklahoma State
9-3Actual: 17
Highest: 12 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 23 - Sammy Batten
549
Points

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22San Diego State
10-2Actual: 27
Highest: 22 - 5 Voters
Lowest: NR - 46 Voters
40
Points
23Washington State
9-3Actual: 21
Highest: 14 - John Adams
Lowest: NR - 3 Voters
342
Points
24North Carolina State
8-4Actual: 26
Highest: 22 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 34 Voters
54
Points
25Boise State
10-3Actual: 25
Highest: 20 - Jeff Miller
Lowest: NR - 25 Voters
59
Points