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 8, 2017Week 7 Rankings for Bob Asmussen
1Alabama (43)
6-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 43 Voters
Lowest: 2 - 18 Voters
1507
Points
2Clemson (18)
6-0Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 18 Voters
Lowest: 3 - Steve Batterson
1481
Points
3Penn State
6-0Actual: 3
Highest: 2 - Steve Batterson
Lowest: 6 - 2 Voters
1370
Points
4Washington
6-0Actual: 5
Highest: 3 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 7 - 8 Voters
1284
Points
5Georgia
6-0Actual: 4
Highest: 3 - 20 Voters
Lowest: 8 - 3 Voters
1327
Points
6Wisconsin
5-0Actual: 7
Highest: 4 - Rick Wright
Lowest: 14 - Jon Wilner
1127
Points
7Ohio State
5-1Actual: 9
Highest: 4 - Sammy Batten
Lowest: 16 - Ryan Aber
1051
Points
8Washington State
6-0Actual: 8
Highest: 5 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 13 - Aaron Suttles
1094
Points
9TCU
5-0Actual: 6
Highest: 4 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 12 - Jonny Miller
1192
Points

EXTREME PICK

This pick is 5+ spots from the actual ranking.
10South Florida
5-0Actual: 18
Highest: 10 - Bob Asmussen
Lowest: 25 - Jon Wilner
482
Points
11Auburn
5-1Actual: 10
Highest: 8 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 16 - 2 Voters
914
Points
12USC
5-1Actual: 13
Highest: 8 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: 21 - Dave Reardon
795
Points
13Miami (FL)
4-0Actual: 11
Highest: 7 - Rick Wright
Lowest: 16 - 2 Voters
908
Points
14Michigan
4-1Actual: 17
Highest: 12 - Lauren Brownlow
Lowest: 22 - 2 Voters
524
Points
15Oklahoma
4-1Actual: 12
Highest: 7 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 18 - 2 Voters
851
Points
16Oklahoma State
4-1Actual: 14
Highest: 9 - Andy Greder
Lowest: 20 - Brent Axe
712
Points
17San Diego State
6-0Actual: 19
Highest: 11 - Kirk Bohls
Lowest: 22 - Adam Jude
465
Points
18Virginia Tech
5-1Actual: 15
Highest: 10 - Parrish Alford
Lowest: NR - Pat Caputo
617
Points
19Notre Dame
5-1Actual: 16
Highest: 10 - Jason Galloway
Lowest: 21 - 2 Voters
583
Points
20UCF
4-0Actual: 22
Highest: 16 - Dave Reardon
Lowest: 25 - 3 Voters
274
Points
21North Carolina State
5-1Actual: 20
Highest: 14 - Dave Reardon
Lowest: 24 - Rick Wright
421
Points
22Michigan State
4-1Actual: 21
Highest: 12 - Pat Caputo
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
416
Points
23Navy
5-0Actual: 25
Highest: 22 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 23 Voters
74
Points
24Texas Tech
4-1Actual: 24
Highest: 18 - Sam McKewon
Lowest: NR - 22 Voters
105
Points
25Stanford
4-2Actual: 23
Highest: 20 - Andy Bitter
Lowest: NR - 19 Voters
109
Points