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 25, 2020Week 8 Rankings for Bob Asmussen
1Clemson (52)
6-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 52 Voters
Lowest: 3 - James Kratch
1539
Points
2Alabama (10)
5-0Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 10 Voters
Lowest: 3 - 4 Voters
1494
Points
3Ohio State
1-0Actual: 3
Highest: 2 - 5 Voters
Lowest: 16 - Tom Green
1402
Points
4Notre Dame
5-0Actual: 4
Highest: 3 - 12 Voters
Lowest: 7 - Rece Davis
1353
Points
5Georgia
3-1Actual: 5
Highest: 3 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: 9 - 3 Voters
1292
Points

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6Oregon
12-2Actual: 14
Highest: 5 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 10 Voters
784
Points
7Oklahoma State
4-0Actual: 6
Highest: 4 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 12 - 2 Voters
1201
Points
8Cincinnati
4-0Actual: 7
Highest: 5 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 16 - Don Williams
1100
Points
9Texas A&M
0-0Actual: 8
Highest: 4 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: 15 - Matt Baker
1094
Points
10Michigan
1-0Actual: 13
Highest: 6 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 19 - Tom Green
839
Points
11Wisconsin
1-0Actual: 9
Highest: 5 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 20 - Tom Green
950
Points
12Miami (FL)
5-1Actual: 12
Highest: 5 - Rece Davis
Lowest: 17 - 2 Voters
888
Points
13BYU
6-0Actual: 11
Highest: 4 - Tom Green
Lowest: 18 - Soren Petro
906
Points
14Florida
2-1Actual: 10
Highest: 7 - Nate Mink
Lowest: 15 - Dylan Sinn
933
Points
15North Carolina
4-1Actual: 15
Highest: 8 - Michael Lev
Lowest: 20 - David Briggs
758
Points
16Indiana
1-0Actual: 17
Highest: 10 - Brett McMurphy
Lowest: NR - 7 Voters
466
Points
17Penn State
0-1Actual: 18
Highest: 12 - Lauren Brownlow
Lowest: NR - 9 Voters
443
Points
18Kansas State
4-1Actual: 16
Highest: 7 - Kirk Bohls
Lowest: 23 - Theo Lawson
562
Points

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19Minnesota
0-1Actual: 32
Highest: 19 - Bob Asmussen
Lowest: NR - 50 Voters
40
Points
20USC
8-5Actual: 21
Highest: 14 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 21 Voters
243
Points
21Marshall
5-0Actual: 19
Highest: 14 - Conor O'Neill
Lowest: NR - Don Williams
379
Points
22Oklahoma
3-2Actual: 24
Highest: 15 - Kirk Bohls
Lowest: NR - 24 Voters
155
Points
23Coastal Carolina
5-0Actual: 20
Highest: 12 - Tom Green
Lowest: NR - 4 Voters
282
Points
24Southern Methodist
0-0Actual: 22
Highest: 15 - Theo Lawson
Lowest: NR - 16 Voters
208
Points
25Memphis
3-1Actual: 26
Highest: 16 - Matt Baker
Lowest: NR - 36 Voters
105
Points