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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Jan 8, 2019Final Rankings Rankings for Bob Asmussen
1Clemson
15-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 61 Voters
Lowest: 1 - 61 Voters
1525
Points
2Alabama
14-1Actual: 2
Highest: 2 - 59 Voters
Lowest: 3 - 2 Voters
1462
Points
3Ohio State
13-1Actual: 3
Highest: 2 - Steve Batterson
Lowest: 5 - 11 Voters
1364
Points
4Oklahoma
12-2Actual: 4
Highest: 3 - 22 Voters
Lowest: 5 - 8 Voters
1356
Points
5Notre Dame
12-1Actual: 5
Highest: 2 - Dylan Sinn
Lowest: 9 - 2 Voters
1286
Points
6Florida
10-3Actual: 7
Highest: 5 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 14 - Mike Barber
1103
Points
7Texas
10-4Actual: 9
Highest: 4 - Michael Vega
Lowest: 18 - Jim Alexander
1076
Points
8Georgia
11-3Actual: 7
Highest: 5 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 12 - 2 Voters
1103
Points
9LSU
10-3Actual: 6
Highest: 5 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 14 - Jim Alexander
1119
Points
10UCF
12-1Actual: 11
Highest: 6 - Jim Alexander
Lowest: 19 - Dylan Sinn
898
Points
11Washington State
11-2Actual: 10
Highest: 6 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 15 - Eric Hansen
959
Points
12Kentucky
10-3Actual: 12
Highest: 8 - Michael Lev
Lowest: 19 - Dave Southorn
820
Points
13Syracuse
10-3Actual: 15
Highest: 8 - Mike Barber
Lowest: 23 - Sam McKewon
683
Points
14Michigan
10-3Actual: 14
Highest: 10 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 19 - 2 Voters
745
Points
15Washington
10-4Actual: 13
Highest: 6 - Sam McKewon
Lowest: 20 - Jim Alexander
806
Points
16Fresno State
12-2Actual: 18
Highest: 11 - Jim Alexander
Lowest: NR - 3 Voters
466
Points
17Army West Point
11-2Actual: 19
Highest: 7 - Jim Alexander
Lowest: NR - 4 Voters
418
Points
18Texas A&M
9-4Actual: 16
Highest: 11 - Garland Gillen
Lowest: 25 - Jim Alexander
552
Points
19Utah State
11-2Actual: 22
Highest: 9 - Jim Alexander
Lowest: NR - 20 Voters
188
Points
20Northwestern
9-5Actual: 21
Highest: 15 - Sam McKewon
Lowest: NR - 10 Voters
284
Points
21Cincinnati
11-2Actual: 24
Highest: 10 - Jim Alexander
Lowest: NR - 23 Voters
171
Points

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22Penn State
9-4Actual: 17
Highest: 13 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 3 Voters
492
Points
23Boise State
10-3Actual: 23
Highest: 15 - Jim Alexander
Lowest: NR - 16 Voters
184
Points
24Iowa
9-4Actual: 25
Highest: 18 - John Clay
Lowest: NR - 24 Voters
120
Points
25Stanford
9-4Actual: 27
Highest: 19 - Sam McKewon
Lowest: NR - 45 Voters
52
Points