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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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Jan 10, 2023Final Rankings Rankings for Ben Portnoy
1Georgia (63)
14-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 63 Voters
Lowest: 1 - 63 Voters
1575
Points
2TCU
13-1Actual: 2
Highest: 2 - 47 Voters
Lowest: 7 - Rick Wright
1484
Points
3Michigan
13-1Actual: 3
Highest: 2 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 5 - Adam Cole
1438
Points
4Tennessee
11-2Actual: 6
Highest: 2 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: 8 - Mike Berardino
1294
Points
5Ohio State
11-2Actual: 4
Highest: 2 - 8 Voters
Lowest: 6 - 2 Voters
1394
Points
6Penn State
11-2Actual: 7
Highest: 5 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 13 - Adam Cole
1200
Points
7Alabama
11-2Actual: 5
Highest: 2 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 7 - 4 Voters
1303
Points
8Tulane
12-2Actual: 9
Highest: 7 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 15 - John Clay
1025
Points
9Washington
11-2Actual: 8
Highest: 7 - 7 Voters
Lowest: 12 - 3 Voters
1097
Points
10Florida State
10-3Actual: 11
Highest: 8 - Ron Counts
Lowest: 19 - David Thompson
814
Points

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11Oregon State
10-3Actual: 17
Highest: 9 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 18 - 3 Voters
742
Points
12Kansas State
10-4Actual: 14
Highest: 8 - Adam Grosbard
Lowest: 19 - Josh Furlong
784
Points
13Oregon
10-3Actual: 15
Highest: 8 - Adam Cole
Lowest: 18 - 4 Voters
758
Points
14Notre Dame
9-4Actual: 18
Highest: 13 - Chuck Landon
Lowest: 22 - Nathan Baird
535
Points
15LSU
10-4Actual: 16
Highest: 9 - 6 Voters
Lowest: 19 - Adam Zucker
757
Points
16USC
11-3Actual: 12
Highest: 9 - Brian Fonseca
Lowest: 19 - Chuck Landon
795
Points

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17South Carolina
8-5Actual: 23
Highest: 15 - Adam Zucker
Lowest: NR - 22 Voters
180
Points

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18Clemson
11-3Actual: 13
Highest: 8 - Don Williams
Lowest: 20 - 2 Voters
791
Points
19Mississippi State
9-4Actual: 20
Highest: 18 - 5 Voters
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
320
Points
20Troy
12-2Actual: 19
Highest: 17 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 3 Voters
322
Points

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21Duke
9-4Actual: 26
Highest: 21 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 44 Voters
49
Points
22UCLA
9-4Actual: 21
Highest: 17 - 4 Voters
Lowest: NR - 6 Voters
243
Points
23Fresno State
10-4Actual: 24
Highest: 18 - Josh Furlong
Lowest: NR - 19 Voters
164
Points
24Pittsburgh
9-4Actual: 22
Highest: 15 - Chuck Landon
Lowest: NR - 7 Voters
233
Points

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25Texas Tech
8-5Actual: 31
Highest: 21 - Dave Reardon
Lowest: NR - 54 Voters
19
Points