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 22, 2017Week 9 Rankings for Bob Asmussen
1Alabama (61)
8-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 61 Voters
Lowest: 1 - 61 Voters
1525
Points
2Penn State
7-0Actual: 2
Highest: 2 - 46 Voters
Lowest: 4 - 5 Voters
1444
Points
3Georgia
7-0Actual: 3
Highest: 2 - 14 Voters
Lowest: 5 - 2 Voters
1409
Points
4Wisconsin
7-0Actual: 5
Highest: 3 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 11 - 2 Voters
1241
Points
5Ohio State
6-1Actual: 6
Highest: 3 - Ed Daigneault
Lowest: 11 - Garland Gillen
1165
Points
6TCU
7-0Actual: 4
Highest: 2 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: 8 - Rick Wright
1327
Points
7Miami (FL)
6-0Actual: 8
Highest: 5 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 13 - Ed Daigneault
1101
Points

EXTREME PICK

This pick is 5+ spots from the actual ranking.
8South Florida
7-0Actual: 17
Highest: 8 - Bob Asmussen
Lowest: 23 - Jon Wilner
604
Points
9Notre Dame
6-1Actual: 9
Highest: 5 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 12 - 4 Voters
1066
Points
10Clemson
6-1Actual: 7
Highest: 5 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 12 - Steve Batterson
1113
Points
11Oklahoma
6-1Actual: 10
Highest: 5 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 13 - Parrish Alford
1040
Points
12Oklahoma State
6-1Actual: 11
Highest: 8 - 5 Voters
Lowest: 16 - 2 Voters
894
Points
13Washington
6-1Actual: 12
Highest: 9 - 5 Voters
Lowest: 18 - Dave Reardon
836
Points
14Virginia Tech
6-1Actual: 13
Highest: 8 - Parrish Alford
Lowest: 19 - Pat Caputo
791
Points
15Washington State
7-1Actual: 15
Highest: 12 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 21 - 3 Voters
648
Points
16UCF
6-0Actual: 18
Highest: 12 - Dave Reardon
Lowest: 22 - 2 Voters
500
Points
17North Carolina State
6-1Actual: 14
Highest: 10 - Sammy Batten
Lowest: 19 - Rick Wright
666
Points
18Michigan State
6-1Actual: 16
Highest: 9 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: 19 - 4 Voters
615
Points
19Stanford
5-2Actual: 20
Highest: 15 - Andy Bitter
Lowest: NR - Chris Murray
344
Points
20LSU
6-2Actual: 23
Highest: 16 - Jerry DiPaola
Lowest: NR - 16 Voters
182
Points
21Auburn
6-2Actual: 19
Highest: 13 - Soren Petro
Lowest: 24 - 2 Voters
397
Points
22USC
6-2Actual: 21
Highest: 17 - 6 Voters
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
319
Points
23West Virginia
5-2Actual: 22
Highest: 17 - Jeff Miller
Lowest: NR - 12 Voters
196
Points
24Memphis
6-1Actual: 24
Highest: 19 - Dave Foster
Lowest: NR - 19 Voters
111
Points
25Iowa State
5-2Actual: 25
Highest: 18 - Bill Landis
Lowest: NR - 27 Voters
98
Points