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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Sep 23, 2018Week 5 Rankings for Bob Asmussen
1Alabama (60)
4-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 60 Voters
Lowest: 3 - Soren Petro
1523
Points
2Georgia
4-0Actual: 2
Highest: 2 - 29 Voters
Lowest: 5 - 2 Voters
1422
Points
3Clemson (1)
4-0Actual: 3
Highest: 1 - Soren Petro
Lowest: 6 - Brett McMurphy
1409
Points
4Ohio State
4-0Actual: 4
Highest: 2 - 6 Voters
Lowest: 6 - Kellis Robinett
1363
Points
5LSU
4-0Actual: 5
Highest: 2 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 8 - 5 Voters
1238
Points
6Oklahoma
4-0Actual: 6
Highest: 4 - Kellis Robinett
Lowest: 10 - Gary Horowitz
1201
Points
7Penn State
4-0Actual: 9
Highest: 5 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 14 - 2 Voters
1001
Points
8Stanford
4-0Actual: 7
Highest: 4 - Brett McMurphy
Lowest: 12 - 2 Voters
1143
Points
9Notre Dame
4-0Actual: 8
Highest: 6 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 13 - Sam McKewon
1067
Points
10Auburn
3-1Actual: 10
Highest: 6 - Jason Galloway
Lowest: 14 - 2 Voters
987
Points
11Washington
3-1Actual: 11
Highest: 5 - Chris Solari
Lowest: 17 - Jim Alexander
946
Points
12West Virginia
3-0Actual: 12
Highest: 5 - Kirk Bohls
Lowest: 16 - Bill Landis
923
Points
13Wisconsin
3-1Actual: 15
Highest: 11 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 22 - Brett McMurphy
662
Points
14Michigan
3-1Actual: 14
Highest: 12 - 5 Voters
Lowest: 24 - Pat Dooley
698
Points
15UCF
3-0Actual: 13
Highest: 7 - Garry Smits
Lowest: 21 - Soren Petro
727
Points
16Kentucky
4-0Actual: 17
Highest: 13 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
541
Points
17Texas
3-1Actual: 18
Highest: 15 - Rob Long
Lowest: NR - 12 Voters
308
Points
18Miami (FL)
3-1Actual: 16
Highest: 13 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
571
Points
19Michigan State
2-1Actual: 21
Highest: 16 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR - 17 Voters
256
Points
20BYU
3-1Actual: 20
Highest: 16 - Michael Lev
Lowest: NR - 13 Voters
270
Points

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21Syracuse
4-0Actual: 36
Highest: 21 - Bob Asmussen
Lowest: NR - 50 Voters
25
Points
22Oregon
3-1Actual: 19
Highest: 12 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: NR - 12 Voters
297
Points
23Mississippi State
3-1Actual: 23
Highest: 16 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 13 Voters
241
Points
24Colorado
3-0Actual: 26
Highest: 16 - Pat Dooley
Lowest: NR - 44 Voters
83
Points
25Duke
4-0Actual: 22
Highest: 15 - Brent Axe
Lowest: NR - 14 Voters
244
Points