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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Sep 7, 2021Week 2 Rankings for Ben Portnoy
1Georgia (4)
1-0Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 4 - 2 Voters
1507
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2Alabama (59)
1-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 59 Voters
Lowest: 2 - 4 Voters
1571
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3Ohio State
1-0Actual: 3
Highest: 2 - 5 Voters
Lowest: 5 - John Clay
1437
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4Oklahoma
1-0Actual: 4
Highest: 2 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 8 - Jack Ebling
1374
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5Clemson
0-1Actual: 6
Highest: 3 - Nate Mink
Lowest: 12 - Glenn Guilbeau
1231
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6Notre Dame
1-0Actual: 8
Highest: 4 - Neill Ostrout
Lowest: 16 - Don Williams
1070
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7Iowa State
1-0Actual: 9
Highest: 6 - 5 Voters
Lowest: 19 - Adam Zucker
1045
Points
8Texas A&M
1-0Actual: 5
Highest: 3 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 11 - Kellis Robinett
1288
Points
9Cincinnati
1-0Actual: 7
Highest: 4 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 16 - Jon Wilner
1136
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10Wisconsin
0-1Actual: 18
Highest: 10 - Ben Portnoy
Lowest: NR - 8 Voters
376
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11Oregon
1-0Actual: 12
Highest: 8 - 7 Voters
Lowest: 23 - Kirk Bohls
883
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12Iowa
1-0Actual: 10
Highest: 4 - Adam Zucker
Lowest: 17 - Kirk Bohls
942
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13Florida
1-0Actual: 13
Highest: 7 - Glenn Guilbeau
Lowest: 25 - Kirk Bohls
842
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14Ole Miss
1-0Actual: 20
Highest: 13 - Robert Cessna
Lowest: NR - 11 Voters
335
Points
15USC
1-0Actual: 14
Highest: 6 - Kirk Bohls
Lowest: NR - Cecil Hurt
789
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16Texas
1-0Actual: 15
Highest: 9 - Bennett Conlin
Lowest: 23 - 2 Voters
683
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17Miami (FL)
0-1Actual: 22
Highest: 15 - Adam Grosbard
Lowest: NR - 20 Voters
229
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18Penn State
1-0Actual: 11
Highest: 5 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: 18 - 2 Voters
908
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19North Carolina
0-1Actual: 24
Highest: 14 - Darren Haynes
Lowest: NR - 19 Voters
198
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20Liberty
1-0Actual: 29
Highest: 15 - Sam McKewon
Lowest: NR - 48 Voters
57
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21UCLA
2-0Actual: 16
Highest: 5 - Kellis Robinett
Lowest: 24 - Ron Counts
668
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22LSU
0-1Actual: 29
Highest: 17 - Blair Kerkhoff
Lowest: NR - 49 Voters
57
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23Indiana
0-1Actual: 33
Highest: 19 - Colten Bartholomew
Lowest: NR - 52 Voters
37
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24Coastal Carolina
1-0Actual: 17
Highest: 9 - James Kratch
Lowest: NR - 6 Voters
384
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25Louisiana-Lafayette
0-1Actual: 37
Highest: 22 - Colten Bartholomew
Lowest: NR - 57 Voters
12
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