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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Oct 3, 2021Week 6 Rankings for Ben Portnoy
1Alabama (53)
5-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 53 Voters
Lowest: 2 - 9 Voters
1541
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2Georgia (9)
5-0Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 9 Voters
Lowest: 2 - 53 Voters
1497
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3Iowa
5-0Actual: 3
Highest: 3 - 30 Voters
Lowest: 7 - Nate Mink
1381
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4Cincinnati
4-0Actual: 5
Highest: 3 - 6 Voters
Lowest: 6 - 7 Voters
1320
Points
5Penn State
5-0Actual: 4
Highest: 3 - 21 Voters
Lowest: 7 - Aaron McMann
1360
Points
6Oklahoma
5-0Actual: 6
Highest: 3 - 5 Voters
Lowest: 9 - 2 Voters
1248
Points
7Oregon
4-1Actual: 8
Highest: 5 - Darren Haynes
Lowest: 23 - Dave Reardon
1069
Points
8Ohio State
4-1Actual: 7
Highest: 4 - Nate Mink
Lowest: 13 - 2 Voters
1094
Points
9Michigan
5-0Actual: 9
Highest: 6 - 5 Voters
Lowest: 17 - Nate Mink
1053
Points
10Notre Dame
4-1Actual: 14
Highest: 8 - Andy Greder
Lowest: 22 - Matt Brown
701
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11Kentucky
5-0Actual: 16
Highest: 7 - Dylan Sinn
Lowest: 24 - Darren Haynes
662
Points
12BYU
5-0Actual: 10
Highest: 6 - Ryan Pritt
Lowest: 16 - Nate Mink
990
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13Florida
3-2Actual: 20
Highest: 8 - Dylan Sinn
Lowest: NR - 3 Voters
343
Points
14Oklahoma State
5-0Actual: 12
Highest: 7 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 23 - Colten Bartholomew
749
Points
15Arkansas
4-1Actual: 13
Highest: 9 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 22 - Ryan Thorburn
745
Points
16Ole Miss
3-1Actual: 17
Highest: 10 - Dylan Sinn
Lowest: 25 - Bryce Miller
601
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17Texas A&M
3-2Actual: 27
Highest: 17 - Ben Portnoy
Lowest: NR - 54 Voters
41
Points
18Coastal Carolina
5-0Actual: 15
Highest: 9 - Kirk Bohls
Lowest: NR - Cecil Hurt
694
Points
19Auburn
4-1Actual: 18
Highest: 11 - Don Williams
Lowest: NR - 7 Voters
448
Points
20Wake Forest
5-0Actual: 19
Highest: 12 - Mike Barber
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
412
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21Michigan State
5-0Actual: 11
Highest: 7 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 21 - Ben Portnoy
852
Points
22Arizona State
4-1Actual: 22
Highest: 12 - Don Williams
Lowest: NR - 9 Voters
297
Points
23San Diego State
4-0Actual: 25
Highest: 16 - Brett McMurphy
Lowest: NR - 28 Voters
111
Points
24Southern Methodist
5-0Actual: 24
Highest: 18 - Ryan Thorburn
Lowest: NR - 20 Voters
136
Points
25North Carolina State
4-1Actual: 23
Highest: 15 - Brett McMurphy
Lowest: NR - 9 Voters
279
Points