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 20, 2018Pre-Season Rankings for Bob Asmussen
1Wisconsin (1)
0-0Actual: 4
Highest: 1 - Bob Asmussen
Lowest: 13 - Rachel Richlinski
1271
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2Alabama (42)
0-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 42 Voters
Lowest: 3 - Soren Petro
1505
Points
3Georgia
0-0Actual: 3
Highest: 2 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 9 - Mitch Vingle
1350
Points
4Clemson (18)
0-0Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 18 Voters
Lowest: 4 - Bob Asmussen
1476
Points
5Ohio State
0-0Actual: 5
Highest: 2 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 10 - 3 Voters
1256
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6Penn State
0-0Actual: 10
Highest: 4 - Pat Dooley
Lowest: 16 - Don Williams
1012
Points
7Oklahoma
0-0Actual: 7
Highest: 3 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 11 - 5 Voters
1173
Points
8Miami (FL)
0-0Actual: 8
Highest: 4 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: 19 - Sam McKewon
1027
Points
9Michigan State
0-0Actual: 11
Highest: 5 - Kirk Bohls
Lowest: 20 - 2 Voters
877
Points
10Auburn
0-0Actual: 9
Highest: 4 - John Clay
Lowest: 16 - Chris Murray
1013
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11Washington
0-0Actual: 6
Highest: 3 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 12 - Sam McKewon
1215
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12Stanford
0-0Actual: 13
Highest: 8 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 22 - Garland Gillen
778
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13Michigan
0-0Actual: 14
Highest: 4 - Mitch Vingle
Lowest: NR - Robert Cessna
773
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14Virginia Tech
0-0Actual: 20
Highest: 9 - Garland Gillen
Lowest: NR - 10 Voters
351
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15Notre Dame
0-0Actual: 12
Highest: 5 - Rece Davis
Lowest: 21 - 2 Voters
804
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16USC
0-0Actual: 15
Highest: 11 - Don Williams
Lowest: 24 - Mitch Vingle
543
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17West Virginia
0-0Actual: 17
Highest: 10 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR - 5 Voters
511
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18Mississippi State
0-0Actual: 18
Highest: 11 - John Clay
Lowest: NR - 5 Voters
450
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19Texas
0-0Actual: 23
Highest: 15 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 17 Voters
216
Points
20Boise State
0-0Actual: 22
Highest: 11 - Gary Horowitz
Lowest: NR - 6 Voters
292
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21UCF
0-0Actual: 21
Highest: 12 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 6 Voters
312
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22LSU
0-0Actual: 25
Highest: 16 - Steve Virgen
Lowest: NR - 38 Voters
106
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23Florida State
0-0Actual: 19
Highest: 10 - Sam McKewon
Lowest: NR - 7 Voters
384
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24TCU
0-0Actual: 16
Highest: 8 - Matt Brown
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
533
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25Oregon
0-0Actual: 24
Highest: 9 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: NR - 31 Voters
148
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