Ben PortnoyThe State (Columbia, SC)
Twitter: @bportnoy15
About: Ben Portnoy is The States South Carolina Gamecocks football beat writer. Hes 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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Aug 15, 2022Pre-Season Rankings for Ben Portnoy
1Alabama (54)
0-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 54 Voters
Lowest: 2 - 9 Voters
1566
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2Ohio State (6)
0-0Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 6 Voters
Lowest: 4 - Kellis Robinett
1506
Points
3Georgia (3)
0-0Actual: 3
Highest: 1 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 5 - Jonas Pope
1455
Points
4Notre Dame
0-0Actual: 5
Highest: 3 - Jonas Pope
Lowest: 18 - Brett McMurphy
1242
Points
5Utah
0-0Actual: 7
Highest: 4 - 7 Voters
Lowest: 13 - Mike Barber
1209
Points
6Clemson
0-0Actual: 4
Highest: 2 - Kellis Robinett
Lowest: 15 - David Thompson
1292
Points
7Oklahoma
0-0Actual: 9
Highest: 5 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 21 - Matt Baker
956
Points
8Michigan
0-0Actual: 8
Highest: 4 - 5 Voters
Lowest: 18 - Nate Mink
1203
Points
9Baylor
0-0Actual: 10
Highest: 7 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 24 - Nathan Baird
884
Points
10NC State
0-0Actual: 13
Highest: 5 - Michael Lev
Lowest: 25 - Jack Ebling
752
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11Texas A&M
0-0Actual: 6
Highest: 4 - 9 Voters
Lowest: 16 - Sam McKewon
1212
Points
12Michigan State
0-0Actual: 15
Highest: 6 - David Thompson
Lowest: NR - 3 Voters
631
Points
13Oregon
0-0Actual: 11
Highest: 7 - Sam McKewon
Lowest: 23 - Darren Haynes
831
Points
14Pittsburgh
0-0Actual: 17
Highest: 9 - David Jablonski
Lowest: NR - 10 Voters
383
Points

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15Wake Forest
0-0Actual: 22
Highest: 10 - Jack Ebling
Lowest: NR - 26 Voters
303
Points
16USC
0-0Actual: 14
Highest: 4 - Dustin Dopirak
Lowest: NR - 3 Voters
711
Points
17Miami (FL)
0-0Actual: 16
Highest: 4 - Brett McMurphy
Lowest: NR - 10 Voters
476
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18Houston
0-0Actual: 24
Highest: 12 - Garland Gillen
Lowest: NR - 18 Voters
263
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19Oklahoma State
0-0Actual: 12
Highest: 7 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 23 - Kirk Bohls
814
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20LSU
0-0Actual: 30
Highest: 10 - Darren Haynes
Lowest: NR - 53 Voters
55
Points
21Arkansas
0-0Actual: 19
Highest: 11 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 15 Voters
348
Points
22Kentucky
0-0Actual: 20
Highest: 10 - Mike Barber
Lowest: NR - 10 Voters
332
Points
23Cincinnati
0-0Actual: 23
Highest: 10 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: NR - 18 Voters
265
Points
24Iowa
0-0Actual: 28
Highest: 15 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 31 Voters
163
Points

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25UCF
0-0Actual: 33
Highest: 18 - Steve Batterson
Lowest: NR - 55 Voters
27
Points