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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Dec 5, 2021Week 15 Rankings for Ben Portnoy
1Alabama (50)
12-1Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 50 Voters
Lowest: 3 - 3 Voters
1535
Points
2Michigan (9)
12-1Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 9 Voters
Lowest: 4 - 3 Voters
1480
Points
3Georgia
12-1Actual: 3
Highest: 2 - 6 Voters
Lowest: 5 - David Jablonski
1408
Points
4Cincinnati (3)
13-0Actual: 4
Highest: 1 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 4 - 36 Voters
1404
Points
5Baylor
11-2Actual: 6
Highest: 5 - 15 Voters
Lowest: 8 - 5 Voters
1228
Points
6Notre Dame
11-1Actual: 5
Highest: 4 - David Jablonski
Lowest: 8 - Nathan Baird
1280
Points
7Ohio State
10-2Actual: 7
Highest: 5 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 12 - Ethan Joyce
1177
Points
8Ole Miss
10-2Actual: 8
Highest: 6 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 12 - James Kratch
1101
Points
9Pittsburgh
11-2Actual: 13
Highest: 8 - Ethan Joyce
Lowest: 17 - David Jablonski
838
Points
10Utah
10-3Actual: 10
Highest: 7 - Ethan Joyce
Lowest: 15 - 2 Voters
929
Points
11Oklahoma State
11-2Actual: 9
Highest: 6 - Tom D'Angelo
Lowest: 13 - Sam McKewon
1060
Points
12Michigan State
10-2Actual: 11
Highest: 8 - Darren Haynes
Lowest: 16 - Dylan Sinn
895
Points
13BYU
10-2Actual: 12
Highest: 9 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 19 - Rece Davis
854
Points
14Oklahoma
10-2Actual: 14
Highest: 10 - 5 Voters
Lowest: 17 - Sam McKewon
807
Points

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15Wake Forest
10-3Actual: 20
Highest: 14 - Rece Davis
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
394
Points
16Oregon
10-3Actual: 15
Highest: 12 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - Dave Reardon
595
Points
17North Carolina State
9-3Actual: 18
Highest: 15 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR - Pete Martini
405
Points
18Clemson
9-3Actual: 19
Highest: 14 - Sam McKewon
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
396
Points
19Iowa
10-3Actual: 17
Highest: 11 - Ryan Aber
Lowest: NR - 3 Voters
447
Points
20Houston
11-2Actual: 21
Highest: 14 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR - 9 Voters
359
Points

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21Louisiana
12-1Actual: 16
Highest: 10 - Dylan Sinn
Lowest: NR - 3 Voters
480
Points
22UTSA
12-1Actual: 24
Highest: 16 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 29 Voters
147
Points
23Arkansas
8-4Actual: 22
Highest: 15 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 12 Voters
280
Points
24Utah State
10-3Actual: 26
Highest: 16 - Ethan Joyce
Lowest: NR - 25 Voters
109
Points
25San Diego State
11-2Actual: 28
Highest: 18 - Ryan Thorburn
Lowest: NR - 37 Voters
63
Points