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 19, 2019Pre-Season Rankings for Bob Asmussen
1Clemson (52)
15-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 52 Voters
Lowest: 2 - 10 Voters
1540
Points
2Alabama (10)
14-1Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 10 Voters
Lowest: 3 - 2 Voters
1496
Points
3Georgia
11-3Actual: 3
Highest: 2 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 7 - Kirk Bohls
1403
Points
4Ohio State
13-1Actual: 5
Highest: 3 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 14 - Mark Whicker
1261
Points

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5Texas
10-4Actual: 10
Highest: 4 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 22 - Matt Baker
1005
Points
6Florida
10-3Actual: 8
Highest: 3 - Mark Whicker
Lowest: 16 - Adam Zucker
1054
Points
7Oklahoma
12-2Actual: 4
Highest: 3 - 12 Voters
Lowest: 8 - 2 Voters
1331
Points
8Texas A&M
9-4Actual: 12
Highest: 6 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 25 - Jon Wilner
852
Points
9Oregon
9-4Actual: 11
Highest: 6 - Sam McKewon
Lowest: 21 - John Bednarowski
860
Points
10LSU
10-3Actual: 6
Highest: 3 - Matt Brown
Lowest: 12 - Robert Cessna
1199
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11UCF
12-1Actual: 17
Highest: 11 - Bob Asmussen
Lowest: NR - 8 Voters
410
Points
12Notre Dame
12-1Actual: 9
Highest: 5 - Conor O'Neill
Lowest: 16 - Eric Boynton
1044
Points

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13Michigan
10-3Actual: 7
Highest: 4 - 5 Voters
Lowest: 13 - 2 Voters
1164
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14Penn State
9-4Actual: 15
Highest: 8 - Pat Dooley
Lowest: NR -
651
Points
15Utah
9-5Actual: 14
Highest: 5 - Kirk Bohls
Lowest: 24 - Garland Gillen
772
Points
16Michigan State
7-6Actual: 18
Highest: 9 - James Kratch
Lowest: NR - 10 Voters
377
Points
17Washington
10-4Actual: 13
Highest: 9 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 19 - 3 Voters
786
Points
18Syracuse
10-3Actual: 22
Highest: 13 - Eric Hansen
Lowest: NR - 22 Voters
209
Points
19Iowa
9-4Actual: 20
Highest: 13 - Jerry DiPaola
Lowest: NR - 13 Voters
330
Points
20Auburn
8-5Actual: 16
Highest: 8 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 6 Voters
578
Points
21Iowa State
8-5Actual: 21
Highest: 8 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: NR - 12 Voters
302
Points
22Washington State
11-2Actual: 23
Highest: 14 - Brooks Kubena
Lowest: NR - 21 Voters
200
Points
23Stanford
9-4Actual: 25
Highest: 15 - Davis Potter
Lowest: NR - 30 Voters
141
Points
24Mississippi State
8-5Actual: 28
Highest: 16 - Brett McMurphy
Lowest: NR - 44 Voters
87
Points
25Army West Point
11-2Actual: 27
Highest: 16 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 40 Voters
94
Points