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 21, 2018Week 9 Rankings for Bob Asmussen
1Alabama (61)
8-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 61 Voters
Lowest: 1 - 61 Voters
1525
Points
2Clemson
7-0Actual: 2
Highest: 2 - 51 Voters
Lowest: 3 - 10 Voters
1454
Points
3Notre Dame
7-0Actual: 3
Highest: 2 - 9 Voters
Lowest: 4 - 12 Voters
1400
Points
4LSU
7-1Actual: 4
Highest: 2 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: 8 - Michael Lev
1327
Points
5Texas
6-1Actual: 6
Highest: 4 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 12 - Jason Galloway
1186
Points
6Michigan
7-1Actual: 5
Highest: 4 - 14 Voters
Lowest: 10 - Mike Barber
1250
Points
7Georgia
6-1Actual: 7
Highest: 5 - 5 Voters
Lowest: 12 - 3 Voters
1136
Points
8UCF
7-0Actual: 10
Highest: 4 - Neill Ostrout
Lowest: 20 - Don Williams
996
Points
9Oklahoma
6-1Actual: 8
Highest: 4 - John Bednarowski
Lowest: 14 - Jason Galloway
1065
Points
10Ohio State
7-1Actual: 11
Highest: 6 - Jerry DiPaola
Lowest: 17 - Blake Toppmeyer
985
Points
11Florida
6-1Actual: 9
Highest: 5 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 14 - Ben Jones
998
Points
12West Virginia
5-1Actual: 13
Highest: 10 - Michael Lev
Lowest: 21 - Keith Sargeant
747
Points
13Kentucky
6-1Actual: 12
Highest: 9 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 24 - Chris Solari
754
Points
14Washington State
6-1Actual: 14
Highest: 8 - Kirk Bohls
Lowest: NR - John Bednarowski
692
Points
15Penn State
5-2Actual: 17
Highest: 13 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - Neill Ostrout
528
Points
16Iowa
6-1Actual: 18
Highest: 10 - Don Williams
Lowest: 25 - Joey Kaufman
489
Points
17Oregon
5-2Actual: 19
Highest: 14 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 3 Voters
450
Points
18Washington
6-2Actual: 15
Highest: 9 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: 20 - Steve Batterson
677
Points
19South Florida
7-0Actual: 21
Highest: 12 - Jim Alexander
Lowest: NR - 12 Voters
291
Points
20Wisconsin
5-2Actual: 20
Highest: 13 - Soren Petro
Lowest: NR - 4 Voters
357
Points

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21Texas A&M
5-2Actual: 16
Highest: 9 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - Mike Barber
622
Points
22North Carolina State
5-1Actual: 22
Highest: 15 - Jim Alexander
Lowest: NR - 18 Voters
186
Points
23Utah
5-2Actual: 23
Highest: 17 - Michael Lev
Lowest: NR - 18 Voters
180
Points
24Stanford
5-2Actual: 24
Highest: 16 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 25 Voters
144
Points
25San Diego State
6-1Actual: 28
Highest: 20 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 42 Voters
48
Points