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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Sep 24, 2017Week 5 Rankings for Bob Asmussen
1Alabama (52)
4-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 52 Voters
Lowest: 3 - Jon Wilner
1515
Points
2Clemson (8)
4-0Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 8 Voters
Lowest: 4 - 3 Voters
1458
Points
3Oklahoma (1)
4-0Actual: 3
Highest: 1 - Kellis Robinett
Lowest: 6 - 3 Voters
1397
Points
4USC
4-0Actual: 5
Highest: 3 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 11 - Lauren Shute
1247
Points
5Michigan
4-0Actual: 8
Highest: 4 - Jason Butt
Lowest: 11 - 7 Voters
1088
Points
6Penn State
4-0Actual: 4
Highest: 3 - 7 Voters
Lowest: 9 - Ross Dellenger
1304
Points
7Washington
4-0Actual: 6
Highest: 2 - Jonny Miller
Lowest: 11 - Bill Landis
1188
Points
8Wisconsin
3-0Actual: 10
Highest: 6 - 5 Voters
Lowest: 13 - Jon Wilner
1023
Points
9Ohio State
3-1Actual: 11
Highest: 5 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 12 - 2 Voters
1016
Points
10Georgia
4-0Actual: 7
Highest: 3 - Scott Wolf
Lowest: 12 - Adam Jude
1136
Points
11TCU
4-0Actual: 9
Highest: 3 - Kirk Bohls
Lowest: 14 - Sammy Batten
1028
Points
12Auburn
3-1Actual: 13
Highest: 11 - Sammy Batten
Lowest: 23 - Chuck Carlton
701
Points

EXTREME PICK

This pick is 5+ spots from the actual ranking.
13South Florida
4-0Actual: 18
Highest: 13 - 4 Voters
Lowest: NR - 5 Voters
406
Points
14Miami (FL)
2-0Actual: 14
Highest: 10 - Rick Wright
Lowest: NR - John Adams
693
Points
15Virginia Tech
4-0Actual: 12
Highest: 10 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 18 - Ross Dellenger
828
Points
16Oklahoma State
3-1Actual: 15
Highest: 12 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 21 - 2 Voters
665
Points
17Washington State
4-0Actual: 16
Highest: 11 - Pat Caputo
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
551
Points
18Florida
2-1Actual: 21
Highest: 15 - 5 Voters
Lowest: NR - 8 Voters
342
Points
19Louisville
3-1Actual: 17
Highest: 13 - Pat Caputo
Lowest: NR - Bill Landis
502
Points
20San Diego State
4-0Actual: 19
Highest: 12 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: NR - Jerry DiPaola
365
Points
21Utah
4-0Actual: 20
Highest: 13 - John Adams
Lowest: NR - 3 Voters
356
Points
22Notre Dame
3-1Actual: 22
Highest: 13 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 16 Voters
246
Points
23Mississippi State
3-1Actual: 24
Highest: 16 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: NR - 21 Voters
148
Points
24LSU
3-1Actual: 25
Highest: 19 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR - 28 Voters
92
Points
25West Virginia
3-1Actual: 23
Highest: 13 - Jonny Miller
Lowest: NR - 10 Voters
212
Points