Ben PortnoyThe State (Columbia, SC)
Twitter: @bportnoy15
About: Ben Portnoy is The State’s South Carolina Gamecocks football beat writer. He’s a five-time Associated Press Sports Editors award honoree and has earned recognition from the Mississippi Press Association and the National Sports Media Association. Portnoy previously covered Mississippi State for the Columbus Commercial Dispatch and Indiana football for the Journal Gazette in Ft. Wayne, Indiana.


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Jan 11, 2022Final Rankings Rankings for Ben Portnoy
1Georgia (61)
14-1Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 61 Voters
Lowest: 1 - 61 Voters
1525
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2Alabama
13-2Actual: 2
Highest: 2 - 61 Voters
Lowest: 2 - 61 Voters
1464
Points
3Michigan
12-2Actual: 3
Highest: 3 - 30 Voters
Lowest: 9 - Zach Klein
1361
Points
4Cincinnati
13-1Actual: 4
Highest: 3 - 28 Voters
Lowest: 8 - 2 Voters
1349
Points
5Ohio State
11-2Actual: 6
Highest: 3 - Zach Klein
Lowest: 7 - 12 Voters
1247
Points
6Baylor
12-2Actual: 5
Highest: 3 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 9 - Leah Vann
1259
Points

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7Utah
10-4Actual: 12
Highest: 6 - Leah Vann
Lowest: 21 - Chris Murray
851
Points
8Oklahoma State
12-2Actual: 7
Highest: 5 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 8 - 2 Voters
1177
Points
9Michigan State
11-2Actual: 9
Highest: 5 - Zach Klein
Lowest: 12 - 6 Voters
1026
Points
10Notre Dame
11-2Actual: 8
Highest: 7 - Dylan Sinn
Lowest: 14 - David Briggs
1039
Points
11Oklahoma
11-2Actual: 10
Highest: 7 - Zach Klein
Lowest: 13 - 3 Voters
966
Points
12Ole Miss
10-3Actual: 11
Highest: 8 - Ryan Aber
Lowest: 15 - Zach Klein
926
Points
13Pittsburgh
11-3Actual: 13
Highest: 11 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 20 - 2 Voters
741
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14North Carolina State
9-3Actual: 20
Highest: 14 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
382
Points
15Clemson
10-3Actual: 14
Highest: 10 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - John Clay
538
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16Oregon
10-4Actual: 22
Highest: 13 - James Kratch
Lowest: NR - 10 Voters
364
Points
17Kentucky
10-3Actual: 18
Highest: 10 - Brett McMurphy
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
446
Points
18Houston
12-2Actual: 17
Highest: 11 - David Jablonski
Lowest: NR - 3 Voters
513
Points
19Louisiana
13-1Actual: 16
Highest: 11 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR - 4 Voters
517
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20San Diego State
12-2Actual: 25
Highest: 16 - Ryan Thorburn
Lowest: NR - 15 Voters
137
Points
21Arkansas
9-4Actual: 21
Highest: 13 - Ryan Aber
Lowest: NR - 5 Voters
371
Points
22Iowa
10-4Actual: 23
Highest: 15 - Ryan Aber
Lowest: NR - 18 Voters
171
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23Wake Forest
11-3Actual: 15
Highest: 12 - Zach Klein
Lowest: 23 - 4 Voters
533
Points
24Utah State
11-3Actual: 24
Highest: 15 - Ryan Thorburn
Lowest: NR - 19 Voters
163
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25UTSA
12-2Actual: 30
Highest: 22 - Ryan Thorburn
Lowest: NR - 56 Voters
9
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