Ben PortnoyThe State (Columbia, SC)
Twitter: @bportnoy15
About: Ben Portnoy is The States South Carolina Gamecocks football beat writer. Hes 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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Nov 14, 2021Week 12 Rankings for Ben Portnoy
1Georgia
10-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 62 Voters
Lowest: 1 - 62 Voters
1550
Points
2Oregon
9-1Actual: 4
Highest: 2 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 7 - 3 Voters
1353
Points
3Cincinnati
10-0Actual: 3
Highest: 2 - 25 Voters
Lowest: 7 - Jack Ebling
1420
Points
4Alabama
9-1Actual: 2
Highest: 2 - 31 Voters
Lowest: 5 - Johnny McGonigal
1449
Points
5Ohio State
9-1Actual: 5
Highest: 2 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 6 - 3 Voters
1341
Points
6Oklahoma State
9-1Actual: 9
Highest: 2 - Michael Lev
Lowest: 12 - Ethan Joyce
1106
Points
7Michigan
9-1Actual: 8
Highest: 4 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: 10 - 2 Voters
1134
Points
8Ole Miss
8-2Actual: 10
Highest: 8 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 15 - Brian Howell
943
Points
9Notre Dame
9-1Actual: 6
Highest: 5 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 11 - Ethan Joyce
1175
Points
10Baylor
8-2Actual: 11
Highest: 8 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 17 - Trevor Hass
882
Points

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11Texas A&M
7-3Actual: 16
Highest: 11 - Ben Portnoy
Lowest: 23 - Ron Counts
583
Points
12Oklahoma
9-1Actual: 12
Highest: 8 - Mike Vorel
Lowest: 16 - 2 Voters
870
Points
13UTSA
10-0Actual: 15
Highest: 8 - Dylan Sinn
Lowest: NR - Jon Wilner
591
Points
14Wake Forest
9-1Actual: 13
Highest: 9 - Ethan Joyce
Lowest: 19 - Dave Reardon
851
Points

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15Michigan State
9-1Actual: 7
Highest: 5 - Jack Ebling
Lowest: 15 - Ben Portnoy
1161
Points
16Pittsburgh
8-2Actual: 20
Highest: 13 - Sam McKewon
Lowest: NR - David Briggs
358
Points
17Iowa
8-2Actual: 18
Highest: 11 - Brian Howell
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
491
Points
18Wisconsin
7-3Actual: 19
Highest: 13 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
467
Points
19Arkansas
7-3Actual: 21
Highest: 15 - 4 Voters
Lowest: NR - 4 Voters
277
Points
20Houston
9-1Actual: 17
Highest: 10 - Kirk Bohls
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
509
Points

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21BYU
8-2Actual: 14
Highest: 12 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 24 - Colten Bartholomew
671
Points
22Louisiana
9-1Actual: 22
Highest: 16 - Dylan Sinn
Lowest: NR - 11 Voters
261
Points
23San Diego State
9-1Actual: 23
Highest: 16 - David Jablonski
Lowest: NR - 6 Voters
239
Points
24NC State
7-3Actual: 25
Highest: 19 - Michael Lev
Lowest: NR - 34 Voters
95
Points
25Auburn
6-4Actual: 27
Highest: 19 - David Jablonski
Lowest: NR - 49 Voters
43
Points