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 24, 2021Week 9 Rankings for Ben Portnoy
1Georgia
7-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 63 Voters
Lowest: 1 - 63 Voters
1575
Points
2Cincinnati
7-0Actual: 2
Highest: 2 - 41 Voters
Lowest: 5 - 3 Voters
1477
Points
3Alabama
7-1Actual: 3
Highest: 2 - 14 Voters
Lowest: 7 - Ron Counts
1417
Points
4Oregon
6-1Actual: 7
Highest: 3 - Jack Ebling
Lowest: 14 - 2 Voters
1165
Points
5Ohio State
6-1Actual: 5
Highest: 2 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 8 - 8 Voters
1311
Points
6Oklahoma
8-0Actual: 4
Highest: 2 - 5 Voters
Lowest: 8 - 2 Voters
1383
Points
7Michigan State
7-0Actual: 8
Highest: 4 - David Jablonski
Lowest: 12 - 2 Voters
1160
Points
8Michigan
7-0Actual: 6
Highest: 3 - Kellis Robinett
Lowest: 10 - Nate Mink
1270
Points
9Ole Miss
6-1Actual: 10
Highest: 6 - Nate Mink
Lowest: 14 - Jon Wilner
1034
Points

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10Oklahoma State
6-1Actual: 15
Highest: 9 - Damien Sordelett
Lowest: 22 - 2 Voters
682
Points
11Iowa
6-1Actual: 9
Highest: 6 - Ryan Thorburn
Lowest: 16 - Jack Ebling
1035
Points
12Texas A&M
6-2Actual: 14
Highest: 9 - Dave Reardon
Lowest: 21 - 2 Voters
700
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13Penn State
5-2Actual: 20
Highest: 12 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 3 Voters
471
Points
14Auburn
5-2Actual: 18
Highest: 12 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 24 - Bryce Miller
481
Points
15Notre Dame
6-1Actual: 11
Highest: 7 - Andy Greder
Lowest: 17 - Nathan Baird
922
Points
16Wake Forest
7-0Actual: 13
Highest: 9 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 19 - Nathan Baird
801
Points
17Pittsburgh
6-1Actual: 17
Highest: 11 - Matt Baker
Lowest: 23 - Scott Richey
510
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18Kentucky
6-1Actual: 12
Highest: 9 - Robert Cessna
Lowest: 18 - Ben Portnoy
849
Points
19Iowa State
5-2Actual: 22
Highest: 12 - Nathan Baird
Lowest: NR - Pete Martini
298
Points
20Southern Methodist
7-0Actual: 19
Highest: 14 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - Don Williams
473
Points
21San Diego State
7-0Actual: 21
Highest: 13 - Ryan Thorburn
Lowest: 24 - 5 Voters
390
Points
22UTSA
8-0Actual: 23
Highest: 18 - Tom Murphy
Lowest: NR - 4 Voters
235
Points

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23Baylor
6-1Actual: 16
Highest: 11 - Nathan Baird
Lowest: 23 - Ben Portnoy
513
Points
24Coastal Carolina
6-1Actual: 24
Highest: 8 - Kirk Bohls
Lowest: NR - 20 Voters
132
Points
25Arkansas
5-3Actual: 26
Highest: 17 - Don Williams
Lowest: NR - 49 Voters
36
Points