Illinois Writer Defends Putting Michigan #1 On His Ballot

When the AP poll was released this past weekend Michiganwas slotted at #8, but the one thing you couldn’t help but notice when seeing Michigan’s ranking was the “(1)” next to its name. Somebody ranked Michigan at #1 on their ballot, and of course when something this strange happens, people need to know who did it and why.

Well, it wasn’t a Michigan beat reporter, but in fact, it was a reporter from a rival of Michigan’s. Bob Asmussen covers Illinois for the Champaign News-Gazette, and he explained to why he placed Michigan atop his ballot.


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