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 24, 2020Pre-Season Rankings for Bob Asmussen
1Clemson (38)
14-1Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 38 Voters
Lowest: 4 - Dylan Sinn
1520
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2LSU (1)
15-0Actual: 6
Highest: 1 - Dylan Sinn
Lowest: 15 - Jon Wilner
1186
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3Ohio State (21)
13-1Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 21 Voters
Lowest: 3 - 5 Voters
1504
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4Oregon
12-2Actual: 9
Highest: 4 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 14 - Jon Wilner
1119
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5Alabama (2)
11-2Actual: 3
Highest: 1 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 6 - Sam McKewon
1422
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6Penn State
11-2Actual: 7
Highest: 4 - 5 Voters
Lowest: NR - Michael Vega
1147
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7Georgia
12-2Actual: 4
Highest: 3 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 11 - Brian Howell
1270
Points
8Notre Dame
11-2Actual: 10
Highest: 6 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 16 - Pete Martini
995
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9Oklahoma
12-2Actual: 5
Highest: 4 - 20 Voters
Lowest: 11 - Colten Bartholomew
1269
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10Minnesota
11-2Actual: 19
Highest: 10 - Bob Asmussen
Lowest: NR - 7 Voters
451
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11Florida
11-2Actual: 8
Highest: 4 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 15 - Sam McKewon
1125
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12Oklahoma State
8-5Actual: 15
Highest: 9 - Conor O'Neill
Lowest: 23 - Adam Zucker
672
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13Texas A&M
0-0Actual: 13
Highest: 4 - Rece Davis
Lowest: NR - Colten Bartholomew
764
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14Michigan
9-4Actual: 16
Highest: 12 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR - Robert Cessna
611
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15Auburn
9-4Actual: 11
Highest: 4 - Eric Hansen
Lowest: 25 - Sam McKewon
852
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16Texas
8-5Actual: 14
Highest: 10 - 4 Voters
Lowest: NR - Sam McKewon
703
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17USC
8-5Actual: 17
Highest: 8 - Sam McKewon
Lowest: NR - 4 Voters
534
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18Wisconsin
10-4Actual: 12
Highest: 5 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: 18 - 2 Voters
840
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19North Carolina
7-6Actual: 18
Highest: 12 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR - Adam Grosbard
496
Points
20UCF
10-3Actual: 21
Highest: 17 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR - 15 Voters
229
Points
21Utah
11-3Actual: 22
Highest: 15 - Dylan Sinn
Lowest: NR - 22 Voters
211
Points
22Iowa State
7-6Actual: 23
Highest: 15 - Brett McMurphy
Lowest: NR - 16 Voters
199
Points
23Cincinnati
11-3Actual: 20
Highest: 15 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 14 Voters
234
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24Iowa
10-3Actual: 24
Highest: 18 - Adam Grosbard
Lowest: NR - 25 Voters
134
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25Arizona State
8-5Actual: 29
Highest: 16 - Gentry Estes
Lowest: NR - 42 Voters
66
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