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 12, 2021Week 3 Rankings for Ben Portnoy
1Alabama (60)
2-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 60 Voters
Lowest: 2 - 3 Voters
1572
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2Georgia (3)
2-0Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 3 - Brian Howell
1514
Points
3Oklahoma
2-0Actual: 3
Highest: 2 - Brian Howell
Lowest: 7 - Tom D'Angelo
1402
Points
4Oregon
2-0Actual: 4
Highest: 3 - 17 Voters
Lowest: 10 - Ron Counts
1355
Points
5Texas A&M
2-0Actual: 7
Highest: 4 - 9 Voters
Lowest: 12 - 2 Voters
1206
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6Iowa
2-0Actual: 5
Highest: 3 - 5 Voters
Lowest: 10 - 2 Voters
1263
Points
7Clemson
1-1Actual: 6
Highest: 3 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 12 - Glenn Guilbeau
1246
Points
8Ohio State
1-1Actual: 9
Highest: 5 - Don Williams
Lowest: 14 - Pete Martini
1029
Points
9Cincinnati
2-0Actual: 8
Highest: 4 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 14 - Jon Wilner
1149
Points
10Penn State
2-0Actual: 10
Highest: 6 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 13 - 5 Voters
1005
Points
11Notre Dame
2-0Actual: 12
Highest: 6 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 19 - 2 Voters
926
Points
12Iowa State
1-1Actual: 14
Highest: 8 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: NR - 3 Voters
593
Points
13Florida
2-0Actual: 11
Highest: 5 - Tom Murphy
Lowest: 18 - Jon Wilner
935
Points
14Ole Miss
2-0Actual: 17
Highest: 12 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
550
Points
15Coastal Carolina
2-0Actual: 16
Highest: 9 - James Kratch
Lowest: NR - 3 Voters
562
Points
16UCLA
2-0Actual: 13
Highest: 6 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 23 - Darren Haynes
804
Points

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17Liberty
2-0Actual: 28
Highest: 17 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 52 Voters
52
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18North Carolina
1-1Actual: 21
Highest: 15 - Darren Haynes
Lowest: NR - 13 Voters
268
Points
19Wisconsin
1-1Actual: 18
Highest: 13 - 6 Voters
Lowest: NR - 7 Voters
499
Points
20Miami (FL)
1-1Actual: 24
Highest: 14 - Colten Bartholomew
Lowest: NR - 32 Voters
177
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21LSU
1-1Actual: 32
Highest: 19 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 55 Voters
31
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22Indiana
1-1Actual: 31
Highest: 18 - Colten Bartholomew
Lowest: NR - 53 Voters
34
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23USC
1-1Actual: 30
Highest: 18 - Darren Haynes
Lowest: NR - 54 Voters
39
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24Texas
1-1Actual: 36
Highest: 21 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 56 Voters
23
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25BYU
2-0Actual: 23
Highest: 15 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 20 Voters
213
Points