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 19, 2021Week 4 Rankings for Ben Portnoy
1Alabama (59)
3-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 59 Voters
Lowest: 2 - 3 Voters
1547
Points
2Georgia (3)
3-0Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 2 - 59 Voters
1491
Points
3Oklahoma
3-0Actual: 4
Highest: 3 - 19 Voters
Lowest: 10 - 2 Voters
1302
Points
4Oregon
3-0Actual: 3
Highest: 3 - 36 Voters
Lowest: 7 - 7 Voters
1385
Points
5Iowa
3-0Actual: 5
Highest: 3 - 5 Voters
Lowest: 10 - 2 Voters
1298
Points
6Texas A&M
3-0Actual: 7
Highest: 4 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 13 - Dylan Sinn
1158
Points
7Penn State
3-0Actual: 6
Highest: 3 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 10 - 4 Voters
1197
Points
8Ohio State
2-1Actual: 10
Highest: 5 - Nate Mink
Lowest: 14 - David Jablonski
976
Points
9Cincinnati
3-0Actual: 8
Highest: 4 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 13 - Jon Wilner
1145
Points
10Clemson
2-1Actual: 9
Highest: 4 - Ryan Aber
Lowest: 13 - 2 Voters
1074
Points
11Notre Dame
3-0Actual: 12
Highest: 8 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 23 - Don Williams
874
Points
12Iowa State
2-1Actual: 14
Highest: 9 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: NR - Kirk Bohls
664
Points
13Florida
2-1Actual: 11
Highest: 4 - Bryce Miller
Lowest: 20 - Jonas Pope
930
Points
14Ole Miss
3-0Actual: 13
Highest: 7 - Matt Brown
Lowest: NR - Kirk Bohls
717
Points
15Coastal Carolina
3-0Actual: 17
Highest: 11 - James Kratch
Lowest: NR - 5 Voters
526
Points

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16Liberty
3-0Actual: 27
Highest: 16 - Ben Portnoy
Lowest: NR - 50 Voters
56
Points
17North Carolina
2-1Actual: 21
Highest: 13 - Sam McKewon
Lowest: NR - 11 Voters
306
Points
18Wisconsin
1-1Actual: 18
Highest: 12 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 7 Voters
513
Points
19BYU
3-0Actual: 15
Highest: 9 - Ryan Pritt
Lowest: 22 - 3 Voters
603
Points
20Arkansas
3-0Actual: 16
Highest: 12 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 25 - Jon Wilner
537
Points
21UCLA
2-1Actual: 24
Highest: 14 - Darren Haynes
Lowest: NR - 22 Voters
142
Points

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22LSU
2-1Actual: 35
Highest: 19 - Colton Bartholomew
Lowest: NR - 57 Voters
14
Points
23Michigan
3-0Actual: 19
Highest: 12 - David Jablonski
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
456
Points

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24San Diego State
3-0Actual: 33
Highest: 22 - Lauren Brownlow
Lowest: NR - 54 Voters
16
Points
25Oklahoma State
3-0Actual: 29
Highest: 15 - Ron Counts
Lowest: NR - 47 Voters
51
Points