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 10, 2021Week 7 Rankings for Ben Portnoy
1Georgia (62)
6-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 62 Voters
Lowest: 1 - 62 Voters
1550
Points
2Iowa
6-0Actual: 2
Highest: 2 - 53 Voters
Lowest: 6 - Nate Mink
1476
Points
3Cincinnati
5-0Actual: 3
Highest: 2 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 5 - 4 Voters
1407
Points
4Oklahoma
6-0Actual: 4
Highest: 2 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 8 - 3 Voters
1336
Points
5Alabama
5-1Actual: 5
Highest: 2 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 16 - Rob Counts
1286
Points
6Penn State
5-1Actual: 7
Highest: 4 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 14 - Ron Counts
1147
Points
7Oregon
4-1Actual: 9
Highest: 6 - 5 Voters
Lowest: 21 - Dave Reardon
1057
Points
8Ohio State
5-1Actual: 6
Highest: 4 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 12 - Kellis Robinett
1157
Points
9Kentucky
6-0Actual: 11
Highest: 6 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 16 - 2 Voters
918
Points
10Oklahoma State
5-0Actual: 12
Highest: 5 - Kellis Robinett
Lowest: 23 - Colten Bartholomew
830
Points
11Michigan
6-0Actual: 8
Highest: 4 - James Kratch
Lowest: 12 - 3 Voters
1139
Points
12Ole Miss
4-1Actual: 13
Highest: 7 - Nate Mink
Lowest: 20 - Kirk Bohls
779
Points
13Arkansas
4-2Actual: 17
Highest: 8 - Nate Mink
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
470
Points

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14Texas A&M
4-2Actual: 21
Highest: 12 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 5 Voters
348
Points
15Notre Dame
5-1Actual: 14
Highest: 9 - Andy Greder
Lowest: 22 - 2 Voters
732
Points
16Coastal Carolina
6-0Actual: 15
Highest: 9 - Kirk Bohls
Lowest: NR - Don Williams
712
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17Michigan State
6-0Actual: 10
Highest: 5 - David Jablonski
Lowest: 20 - Don Williams
992
Points
18Florida
4-2Actual: 20
Highest: 11 - Don Williams
Lowest: NR - 4 Voters
397
Points
19Wake Forest
6-0Actual: 16
Highest: 12 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 24 - 2 Voters
526
Points
20Arizona State
5-1Actual: 18
Highest: 12 - Don Williams
Lowest: NR - Nate Mink
428
Points

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21Auburn
4-2Actual: 26
Highest: 14 - Don Williams
Lowest: NR - 37 Voters
106
Points
22Southern Methodist
6-0Actual: 23
Highest: 17 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 5 Voters
225
Points
23San Diego State
5-0Actual: 24
Highest: 14 - Bennett Conlin
Lowest: NR - 15 Voters
176
Points
24North Carolina State
4-1Actual: 22
Highest: 14 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 10 Voters
265
Points

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25BYU
5-1Actual: 19
Highest: 14 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - Dave Reardon
421
Points