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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Oct 31, 2021Week 10 Rankings for Ben Portnoy
1Georgia
8-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 63 Voters
Lowest: 1 - 63 Voters
1575
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2Cincinnati
8-0Actual: 2
Highest: 2 - 31 Voters
Lowest: 7 - Jack Ebling
1455
Points
3Alabama
7-1Actual: 3
Highest: 2 - 16 Voters
Lowest: 6 - Kirk Bohls
1413
Points
4Oregon
7-1Actual: 7
Highest: 3 - Jack Ebling
Lowest: 11 - Dave Reardon
1233
Points
5Ohio State
7-1Actual: 6
Highest: 2 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 7 - 20 Voters
1296
Points
6Michigan State
8-0Actual: 5
Highest: 2 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 7 - 7 Voters
1340
Points
7Oklahoma
9-0Actual: 4
Highest: 2 - 9 Voters
Lowest: 7 - 4 Voters
1382
Points
8Oklahoma State
7-1Actual: 11
Highest: 8 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 18 - Ethan Joyce
915
Points
9Wake Forest
8-0Actual: 10
Highest: 8 - 13 Voters
Lowest: 14 - 2 Voters
1025
Points
10Auburn
6-2Actual: 12
Highest: 7 - Mike Barber
Lowest: 15 - 2 Voters
853
Points
11Michigan
7-1Actual: 9
Highest: 7 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 14 - Garland Gillen
1048
Points
12Texas A&M
6-2Actual: 13
Highest: 8 - Dave Reardon
Lowest: 19 - Jon Wilner
847
Points

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13Notre Dame
7-1Actual: 8
Highest: 8 - 30 Voters
Lowest: 15 - Nathan Baird
1067
Points
14Baylor
7-1Actual: 14
Highest: 9 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 15 - 4 Voters
833
Points
15Ole Miss
6-2Actual: 15
Highest: 12 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - Neill Ostrout
678
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16Penn State
5-3Actual: 22
Highest: 11 - Dylan Sinn
Lowest: NR - 32 Voters
182
Points
17UTSA
8-0Actual: 16
Highest: 14 - Ethan Joyce
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
460
Points
18Iowa
6-2Actual: 19
Highest: 14 - Trevor Hass
Lowest: NR - 14 Voters
342
Points
19Coastal Carolina
7-1Actual: 21
Highest: 15 - Damien Sordelett
Lowest: NR - 18 Voters
237
Points

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20Iowa State
5-3Actual: 35
Highest: 20 - Ben Portnoy
Lowest: NR - 61 Voters
9
Points
21Pittsburgh
6-2Actual: 26
Highest: 16 - Adam Zucker
Lowest: NR - 36 Voters
117
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22Mississippi State
5-3Actual: 29
Highest: 16 - Nathan Baird
Lowest: NR - 45 Voters
79
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23Kentucky
6-2Actual: 18
Highest: 15 - Brett McMurphy
Lowest: NR - 6 Voters
409
Points
24Houston
7-1Actual: 20
Highest: 15 - Kirk Bohls
Lowest: NR - 4 Voters
338
Points
25Southern Methodist
7-1Actual: 23
Highest: 15 - Steve Virgen
Lowest: NR - 19 Voters
176
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