Poll Released: Oct 19

Bob Asmussen

Newspaper: Champaign News-Gazette

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.

Rank Trend Team Conference Record Points Game scores Share
1 - Alabama SEC 7-0 1486(24) vs Tennessee W 35-13
2 - LSU SEC 7-0 1462(16) @ Mississippi State W 36-13
3 1 Ohio State Big Ten 7-0 1429(13) @ Northwestern W 52-3
4 1 Clemson ACC 7-0 1408(9) @ Louisville W 45-10
5 - Oklahoma Big 12 7-0 1343 vs West Virginia W 52-14
6 1 Penn State Big Ten 7-0 1224 vs Michigan W 28-21
7 2 Florida SEC 7-1 1138 _
8 - Georgia SEC 6-1 1031 vs Kentucky W 21-0
9 - Notre Dame Division I FBS Ind 5-1 1058 _
10 2 Auburn SEC 6-1 1054 @ Arkansas W 51-10
11 1 Oregon Pac-12 6-1 979 @ Washington W 35-31
12 1 Utah Pac-12 6-1 852 vs Arizona State W 21-3
13 7 Wisconsin Big Ten 6-1 767 @ Illinois L 24-23
14 4 Baylor Big 12 7-0 732 @ Oklahoma State W 45-27
15 - Texas Big 12 5-2 627 vs Kansas W 50-48
16 3 Minnesota Big Ten 7-0 577 @ Rutgers W 42-7
17 3 Southern Methodist The American 7-0 587 vs Temple W 45-21
18 3 Cincinnati The American 6-1 468 vs Tulsa W 24-13
19 3 Michigan Big Ten 5-2 440 @ Penn State L 28-21
20 3 Iowa Big Ten 5-2 347 vs Purdue W 26-20
21 8 Boise State Mountain West 6-1 225 @ Brigham Young L 28-25
22 3 Appalachian State Sun Belt 6-0 286 vs Louisiana-Monroe W 52-7
23 - Iowa State Big 12 5-2 185 @ Texas Tech W 34-24
24 7 Arizona State Pac-12 5-2 134 @ Utah L 21-3
25 - Wake Forest ACC 6-1 118 vs Florida State W 22-20
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