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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Aug 17, 2014Pre-Season Rankings for Bob Asmussen
1Florida State (57)
0-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 57 Voters
Lowest: 3 - Drew Sharp
1496
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2Oregon (1)
0-0Actual: 3
Highest: 1 - Kirk Bohls
Lowest: 9 - Logan Lowery
1334
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3Ohio State
0-0Actual: 5
Highest: 2 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 12 - Logan Lowery
1207
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4Alabama (1)
0-0Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - Drew Sharp
Lowest: 7 - 2 Voters
1361
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5Oklahoma (1)
0-0Actual: 4
Highest: 1 - Scott Wolf
Lowest: 11 - Eric Hansen
1324
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6Michigan State
0-0Actual: 8
Highest: 3 - Logan Lowery
Lowest: 16 - Drew Sharp
1080
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7Auburn
0-0Actual: 6
Highest: 2 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 13 - Jon Wilner
1198
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8UCLA
0-0Actual: 7
Highest: 2 - Charles Davis
Lowest: 16 - Logan Lowery
1106
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9Baylor
0-0Actual: 10
Highest: 4 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 15 - Chadd Cripe
966
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10Georgia
0-0Actual: 12
Highest: 4 - Scott Wolf
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
843
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11Stanford
0-0Actual: 11
Highest: 2 - Chuck McGill
Lowest: 18 - Scott Wolf
885
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12LSU
0-0Actual: 13
Highest: 9 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 22 - Doug Doughty
776
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13South Carolina
0-0Actual: 9
Highest: 4 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 18 - Jon Wilner
1015
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14Texas A&M
0-0Actual: 21
Highest: 14 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 20 Voters
238
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15Wisconsin
0-0Actual: 14
Highest: 5 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 4 Voters
637
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16Notre Dame
0-0Actual: 17
Highest: 12 - Jimmy Burch
Lowest: NR - 6 Voters
445
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17North Carolina
0-0Actual: 23
Highest: 12 - Kirk Bohls
Lowest: NR - 25 Voters
194
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18Florida
0-0Actual: 27
Highest: 15 - Doug Lesmerises
Lowest: NR - 39 Voters
87
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19Clemson
0-0Actual: 16
Highest: 8 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - Jon Wilner
536
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20Texas Tech
0-0Actual: 37
Highest: 20 - Bob Asmussen
Lowest: NR - 53 Voters
19
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21USC
0-0Actual: 15
Highest: 9 - Eric Hansen
Lowest: NR - Charles Davis
626
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22Ole Miss
0-0Actual: 18
Highest: 12 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 6 Voters
424
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23Nebraska
0-0Actual: 22
Highest: 14 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 24 Voters
226
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24Texas
0-0Actual: 28
Highest: 20 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 37 Voters
86
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25Michigan
0-0Actual: 37
Highest: 17 - Seth Emerson
Lowest: NR - 55 Voters
19
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