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.

Ballot Score

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Sep 4, 2018Week 2 Rankings for Bob Asmussen
1Wisconsin (1)
1-0Actual: 5
Highest: 1 - Bob Asmussen
Lowest: 10 - Bill Landis
1258
Points
2Alabama (48)
1-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 48 Voters
Lowest: 3 - Soren Petro
1511
Points
3Georgia
1-0Actual: 3
Highest: 2 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 9 - Jon Wilner
1350
Points
4Clemson (12)
1-0Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 12 Voters
Lowest: 4 - 2 Voters
1467
Points
5Ohio State
1-0Actual: 4
Highest: 2 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 25 - Jonny Miller
1262
Points
6Oklahoma
1-0Actual: 6
Highest: 3 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 8 - 3 Voters
1251
Points
7Auburn
1-0Actual: 7
Highest: 2 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 8 - 3 Voters
1236
Points
8Virginia Tech
1-0Actual: 12
Highest: 7 - Kirk Bohls
Lowest: 22 - Lauren Brownlow
777
Points
9Penn State
1-0Actual: 13
Highest: 8 - Ben Jones
Lowest: NR - Kirk Bohls
768
Points
10Notre Dame
1-0Actual: 8
Highest: 4 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 16 - Ryan Aber
1080
Points
11Stanford
1-0Actual: 10
Highest: 7 - Steve Batterson
Lowest: 21 - Garland Gillen
865
Points
12Michigan State
1-0Actual: 15
Highest: 8 - Jim Alexander
Lowest: 24 - 2 Voters
684
Points
13Washington
0-1Actual: 9
Highest: 5 - John Clay
Lowest: 19 - 2 Voters
870
Points
14USC
1-0Actual: 17
Highest: 9 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 24 - Lauren Brownlow
628
Points
15LSU
1-0Actual: 11
Highest: 5 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: 19 - Ben Jones
801
Points
16West Virginia
1-0Actual: 14
Highest: 7 - Kellis Robinett
Lowest: 22 - Bill Landis
762
Points
17Mississippi State
1-0Actual: 18
Highest: 10 - Eric Hansen
Lowest: 24 - 2 Voters
538
Points
18Michigan
0-1Actual: 21
Highest: 14 - Ben Jones
Lowest: NR - 7 Voters
318
Points
19Boise State
1-0Actual: 20
Highest: 10 - Gary Horowitz
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
391
Points
20UCF
1-0Actual: 19
Highest: 6 - Garry Smits
Lowest: NR - 3 Voters
407
Points
21Miami (FL)
0-1Actual: 22
Highest: 17 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 8 Voters
241
Points

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22TCU
1-0Actual: 16
Highest: 9 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR - John Clay
632
Points
23Oregon
1-0Actual: 23
Highest: 11 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 15 Voters
217
Points
24South Carolina
1-0Actual: 24
Highest: 17 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR - 24 Voters
125
Points
25Florida
1-0Actual: 25
Highest: 18 - 4 Voters
Lowest: NR - 35 Voters
89
Points