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 15, 2017Week 8 Rankings for Bob Asmussen
1Alabama (61)
7-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 61 Voters
Lowest: 1 - 61 Voters
1525
Points
2Penn State
6-0Actual: 2
Highest: 2 - 37 Voters
Lowest: 4 - 8 Voters
1432
Points
3Georgia
7-0Actual: 3
Highest: 2 - 21 Voters
Lowest: 5 - 2 Voters
1417
Points
4Wisconsin
6-0Actual: 5
Highest: 2 - Jonny Miller
Lowest: 12 - Jon Wilner
1241
Points
5Ohio State
6-1Actual: 6
Highest: 3 - Ed Daigneault
Lowest: 11 - 2 Voters
1184
Points
6TCU
6-0Actual: 4
Highest: 2 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 8 - 2 Voters
1322
Points
7Miami (FL)
5-0Actual: 8
Highest: 5 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 14 - Michael Lev
1109
Points

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8South Florida
6-0Actual: 16
Highest: 8 - Bob Asmussen
Lowest: 23 - 2 Voters
573
Points
9USC
6-1Actual: 11
Highest: 6 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: 19 - Brent Axe
886
Points
10Clemson
6-1Actual: 7
Highest: 4 - Jerry DiPaola
Lowest: 12 - 2 Voters
1117
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11Michigan
5-1Actual: 19
Highest: 11 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 22 - Jerry DiPaola
558
Points
12Oklahoma
5-1Actual: 9
Highest: 5 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 13 - Jason Butt
1066
Points
13Oklahoma State
5-1Actual: 10
Highest: 7 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 18 - Pat Caputo
900
Points
14Washington
6-1Actual: 12
Highest: 9 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 19 - 2 Voters
811
Points
15Virginia Tech
5-1Actual: 14
Highest: 8 - Parrish Alford
Lowest: 21 - Pat Caputo
727
Points
16Washington State
6-1Actual: 15
Highest: 10 - Safid Deen
Lowest: NR - Rick Wright
578
Points
17UCF
5-0Actual: 20
Highest: 13 - Dave Reardon
Lowest: 23 - 3 Voters
387
Points

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18Notre Dame
5-1Actual: 13
Highest: 6 - Jason Galloway
Lowest: 19 - Jerry DiPaola
798
Points
19North Carolina State
6-1Actual: 16
Highest: 12 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 21 - Jerry DiPaola
573
Points
20Michigan State
5-1Actual: 18
Highest: 10 - Pat Dooley
Lowest: 23 - Soren Petro
563
Points
21Stanford
5-2Actual: 22
Highest: 16 - Andy Bitter
Lowest: NR - Chris Murray
274
Points
22LSU
5-2Actual: 24
Highest: 15 - Jerry DiPaola
Lowest: NR - 31 Voters
108
Points
23Auburn
5-2Actual: 21
Highest: 14 - Ryan Aber
Lowest: 25 - 3 Voters
303
Points
24West Virginia
4-2Actual: 23
Highest: 19 - Jeff Miller
Lowest: NR - 9 Voters
157
Points
25Memphis
5-1Actual: 25
Highest: 21 - Dave Foster
Lowest: NR - 30 Voters
62
Points