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 26, 2021Week 5 Rankings for Ben Portnoy
1Alabama (58)
4-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 58 Voters
Lowest: 2 - 4 Voters
1546
Points
2Georgia (4)
4-0Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 2 - 58 Voters
1492
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3Oregon
4-0Actual: 3
Highest: 3 - 53 Voters
Lowest: 6 - Michael Lev
1411
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4Iowa
4-0Actual: 5
Highest: 4 - 21 Voters
Lowest: 11 - Nate Mink
1277
Points
5Penn State
4-0Actual: 4
Highest: 3 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 10 - Aaron McMann
1283
Points
6Oklahoma
4-0Actual: 6
Highest: 3 - 5 Voters
Lowest: 15 - Brett McMurphy
1212
Points
7Cincinnati
3-0Actual: 7
Highest: 4 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 14 - Jon Wilner
1154
Points

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8Texas A&M
3-1Actual: 15
Highest: 8 - Ben Portnoy
Lowest: NR - Cecil Hurt
651
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9Ohio State
3-1Actual: 11
Highest: 5 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 14 - Ryan Pritt
1005
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10Notre Dame
4-0Actual: 9
Highest: 6 - 6 Voters
Lowest: 13 - 3 Voters
1076
Points
11Arkansas
4-0Actual: 8
Highest: 4 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 13 - Pete Martini
1094
Points
12Florida
3-1Actual: 10
Highest: 4 - Bryce Miller
Lowest: 14 - 2 Voters
1019
Points
13Ole Miss
3-0Actual: 12
Highest: 8 - Bennett Conlin
Lowest: 19 - David Jablonski
852
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14Clemson
2-2Actual: 25
Highest: 14 - Ben Portnoy
Lowest: NR - 34 Voters
138
Points
15Coastal Carolina
4-0Actual: 16
Highest: 12 - 6 Voters
Lowest: NR - 3 Voters
613
Points
16BYU
4-0Actual: 13
Highest: 10 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 21 - Colten Bartholomew
748
Points
17Michigan
4-0Actual: 14
Highest: 10 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - Dylan Sinn
677
Points
18Fresno State
4-1Actual: 18
Highest: 14 - Brett McMurphy
Lowest: NR - 3 Voters
415
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19Iowa State
2-2Actual: 32
Highest: 19 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 57 Voters
25
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20San Diego State
4-0Actual: 28
Highest: 18 - Bennett Conlin
Lowest: NR - 38 Voters
57
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21Oklahoma State
4-0Actual: 19
Highest: 12 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: NR - 6 Voters
341
Points
22UCLA
3-1Actual: 20
Highest: 16 - Robert Cessna
Lowest: NR - 6 Voters
316
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23LSU
3-1Actual: 33
Highest: 18 - Colten Bartholomew
Lowest: NR - 54 Voters
24
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24Wisconsin
1-2Actual: 36
Highest: 20 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: NR - 58 Voters
13
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25North Carolina
2-2Actual: 42
Highest: 25 - Ben Portnoy
Lowest: NR - 61 Voters
1
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