Poll Released: Oct 12

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 6-0 1503(30) @ Texas A&M W 47-28
2 1 Clemson ACC 6-0 1427(11) vs Florida State W 45-14
3 1 Ohio State Big Ten 6-0 1404(9) _
4 3 LSU SEC 6-0 1449(12) vs Florida W 42-28
5 1 Oklahoma Big 12 6-0 1333 @ Texas W 34-27
6 2 Wisconsin Big Ten 6-0 1245 vs Michigan State W 38-0
7 3 Penn State Big Ten 6-0 1129 @ Iowa W 17-12
8 2 Florida SEC 6-1 1041 @ LSU L 42-28
9 7 Georgia SEC 5-1 995 vs South Carolina L 20-17
10 1 Notre Dame Division I FBS Ind 5-1 1042 vs USC W 30-27
11 1 Auburn SEC 5-1 985 _
12 1 Oregon Pac-12 5-1 906 vs Colorado W 45-3
13 - Boise State Mountain West 6-0 716 vs Hawaii W 59-37
14 - Michigan Big Ten 5-1 648 @ Illinois W 42-25
15 2 Utah Pac-12 5-1 729 @ Oregon State W 52-7
16 4 Texas Big 12 4-2 672 vs Oklahoma L 34-27
17 4 Baylor Big 12 6-0 470 vs Texas Tech W 33-30
18 1 Arizona State Pac-12 5-1 524 vs Washington State W 38-34
19 - Minnesota Big Ten 6-0 330 vs Nebraska W 34-7
20 2 Southern Methodist The American 6-0 398 _
21 4 Cincinnati The American 5-1 308 @ Houston W 38-23
22 6 Iowa Big Ten 4-2 210 vs Penn State L 17-12
23 - Missouri SEC 5-1 233 vs Ole Miss W 38-27
24 - Appalachian State Sun Belt 5-0 148 @ Louisiana-Lafayette W 17-7
25 - Washington Pac-12 5-2 107 @ Arizona W 51-27
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