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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Nov 21, 2021Week 13 Rankings for Ben Portnoy
1Georgia (62)
11-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 62 Voters
Lowest: 1 - 62 Voters
1550
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2Cincinnati
11-0Actual: 4
Highest: 2 - 17 Voters
Lowest: 4 - 27 Voters
1416
Points
3Alabama
10-1Actual: 3
Highest: 2 - 19 Voters
Lowest: 5 - 2 Voters
1423
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4Ohio State
10-1Actual: 2
Highest: 2 - 25 Voters
Lowest: 4 - 17 Voters
1434
Points
5Oklahoma State
10-1Actual: 7
Highest: 2 - Michael Lev
Lowest: 8 - 3 Voters
1209
Points
6Michigan
10-1Actual: 6
Highest: 5 - 22 Voters
Lowest: 10 - Dylan Sinn
1246
Points
7Notre Dame
10-1Actual: 5
Highest: 5 - 34 Voters
Lowest: 8 - Ethan Joyce
1262
Points
8Oregon
9-2Actual: 11
Highest: 8 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 21 - Dylan Sinn
849
Points
9Ole Miss
9-2Actual: 8
Highest: 7 - Dylan Sinn
Lowest: 13 - Brian Howell
1060
Points
10Baylor
9-2Actual: 9
Highest: 6 - Ethan Joyce
Lowest: 13 - 2 Voters
1046
Points
11Oklahoma
10-1Actual: 10
Highest: 7 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 15 - Ethan Joyce
1001
Points
12UTSA
11-0Actual: 15
Highest: 9 - Dylan Sinn
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
583
Points

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13Pittsburgh
9-2Actual: 20
Highest: 13 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 23 - 2 Voters
445
Points
14Wisconsin
8-3Actual: 18
Highest: 11 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - Ethan Joyce
517
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15Wake Forest
9-2Actual: 21
Highest: 14 - Adam Zucker
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
344
Points
16Iowa
9-2Actual: 17
Highest: 9 - Brian Howell
Lowest: NR - Dylan Sinn
538
Points
17Texas A&M
8-3Actual: 14
Highest: 10 - Don Williams
Lowest: 22 - 2 Voters
628
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18Michigan State
9-2Actual: 12
Highest: 8 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 19 - Ryan Thorburn
778
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19BYU
9-2Actual: 13
Highest: 9 - Jonas Pope
Lowest: 24 - Colten Bartholomew
771
Points
20Houston
10-1Actual: 19
Highest: 8 - Kirk Bohls
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
516
Points
21North Carolina State
8-3Actual: 24
Highest: 18 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR - 15 Voters
141
Points
22San Diego State
10-1Actual: 22
Highest: 14 - Chris Murray
Lowest: NR - 4 Voters
273
Points
23Clemson
8-3Actual: 26
Highest: 19 - Sam McKewon
Lowest: NR - 27 Voters
101
Points
24Arkansas
7-4Actual: 25
Highest: 14 - Don Williams
Lowest: NR - 34 Voters
105
Points
25Louisiana
10-1Actual: 23
Highest: 13 - Dylan Sinn
Lowest: NR - 9 Voters
246
Points