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 14, 2018Week 8 Rankings for Bob Asmussen
1Alabama (60)
7-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 60 Voters
Lowest: 2 - Keith Sargeant
1524
Points
2Ohio State (1)
7-0Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - Keith Sargeant
Lowest: 3 - 8 Voters
1457
Points
3Clemson
6-0Actual: 3
Highest: 2 - 6 Voters
Lowest: 5 - 2 Voters
1392
Points
4Notre Dame
7-0Actual: 4
Highest: 2 - Ryan Aber
Lowest: 5 - 2 Voters
1355
Points
5Texas
6-1Actual: 7
Highest: 5 - 9 Voters
Lowest: 13 - Jason Galloway
1144
Points
6LSU
6-1Actual: 5
Highest: 2 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: 9 - Michael Lev
1244
Points
7Georgia
6-1Actual: 8
Highest: 5 - Scott Hamilton
Lowest: 14 - Blake Toppmeyer
1085
Points
8UCF
6-0Actual: 10
Highest: 5 - Neill Ostrout
Lowest: 24 - Don Williams
979
Points
9Michigan
6-1Actual: 6
Highest: 5 - 13 Voters
Lowest: 11 - 4 Voters
1146
Points
10Oklahoma
5-1Actual: 9
Highest: 6 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 14 - 2 Voters
999
Points
11Oregon
5-1Actual: 12
Highest: 7 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 18 - Garry Smits
917
Points
12Florida
6-1Actual: 11
Highest: 6 - 6 Voters
Lowest: 18 - Kirk Bohls
931
Points
13Kentucky
5-1Actual: 14
Highest: 10 - Soren Petro
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
678
Points
14West Virginia
5-1Actual: 13
Highest: 11 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 22 - Keith Sargeant
700
Points
15North Carolina State
5-0Actual: 16
Highest: 7 - Jim Alexander
Lowest: 23 - Tom Murphy
592
Points
16Penn State
4-2Actual: 18
Highest: 13 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - Neill Ostrout
523
Points
17Washington
5-2Actual: 15
Highest: 11 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: 24 - Jim Alexander
640
Points
18South Florida
6-0Actual: 21
Highest: 14 - Jim Alexander
Lowest: NR - 20 Voters
242
Points
19Wisconsin
4-2Actual: 23
Highest: 15 - Soren Petro
Lowest: NR - 21 Voters
226
Points
20Cincinnati
6-0Actual: 20
Highest: 13 - Conor O’Neill
Lowest: NR - 8 Voters
243
Points
21Texas A&M
5-2Actual: 17
Highest: 10 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
551
Points
22Iowa
5-1Actual: 19
Highest: 10 - Don Williams
Lowest: NR - 13 Voters
266
Points
23Mississippi State
4-2Actual: 22
Highest: 15 - Rob Long
Lowest: NR - 18 Voters
231
Points

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24Colorado
5-1Actual: 30
Highest: 17 - Jim Alexander
Lowest: NR - 44 Voters
49
Points
25Washington State
5-1Actual: 25
Highest: 15 - Mike Barber
Lowest: NR - 25 Voters
136
Points