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Illinois Writer Defends Putting Michigan #1 On His Ballot

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ANN ARBOR, MI - APRIL 16:  Head football coach Brady Hoke talks with his team during the annual Spring Game at Michigan Stadium on April 16, 2011 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

ANN ARBOR, MI – APRIL 16: Head football coach Brady Hoke talks with his team during the annual Spring Game at Michigan Stadium on April 16, 2011 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

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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 AnnArbor.com why he placed Michigan atop his ballot.

 

Click HERE for the full story from CBSsports.com

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