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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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Nov 13, 2022Week 12 Rankings for Ben Portnoy
1Georgia (62)
10-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 62 Voters
Lowest: 2 - Steve Batterson
1574
Points
2Michigan
10-0Actual: 3
Highest: 2 - 9 Voters
Lowest: 5 - Joe Giglio
1453
Points
3TCU
10-0Actual: 4
Highest: 3 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 5 - 15 Voters
1374
Points
4Ohio State (1)
10-0Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - Steve Batterson
Lowest: 4 - 2 Voters
1501
Points
5LSU
8-2Actual: 6
Highest: 5 - Ben Portnoy
Lowest: 10 - 2 Voters
1218
Points
6Tennessee
9-1Actual: 5
Highest: 2 - Stephen Wagner
Lowest: 6 - 2 Voters
1341
Points
7Alabama
8-2Actual: 8
Highest: 5 - Mike Berardino
Lowest: 10 - 4 Voters
1140
Points

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8Ole Miss
8-2Actual: 14
Highest: 8 - Ben Portnoy
Lowest: 21 - Joe Giglio
797
Points
9North Carolina
9-1Actual: 13
Highest: 8 - Brian Fonseca
Lowest: 23 - Dave Reardon
843
Points
10Clemson
9-1Actual: 9
Highest: 6 - 5 Voters
Lowest: 16 - Nate Mink
1055
Points
11Oregon
8-2Actual: 12
Highest: 8 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 17 - 2 Voters
856
Points
12UCLA
8-2Actual: 16
Highest: 12 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 25 - Dave Reardon
648
Points
13Utah
8-2Actual: 10
Highest: 6 - Kirk Bohls
Lowest: 16 - 3 Voters
965
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14USC
9-1Actual: 7
Highest: 6 - 16 Voters
Lowest: 14 - Ben Portnoy
1152
Points
15UCF
8-2Actual: 17
Highest: 14 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 22 - Don Williams
537
Points

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16Penn State
8-2Actual: 11
Highest: 6 - Kirk Kenney
Lowest: 16 - 3 Voters
882
Points
17Washington
8-2Actual: 15
Highest: 9 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 21 - Andy Greder
693
Points
18Tulane
8-2Actual: 21
Highest: 18 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR - 5 Voters
273
Points
19Notre Dame
7-3Actual: 18
Highest: 11 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 24 - 2 Voters
495
Points
20Kansas State
7-3Actual: 19
Highest: 12 - Mike Berardino
Lowest: 25 - Brian Fonseca
468
Points
21Oklahoma State
7-3Actual: 24
Highest: 20 - Aaron McMann
Lowest: NR - 33 Voters
85
Points
22Cincinnati
8-2Actual: 22
Highest: 16 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 5 Voters
237
Points
23Oregon State
7-3Actual: 25
Highest: 20 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 34 Voters
81
Points

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24Troy
8-2Actual: 29
Highest: 22 - John Clay
Lowest: NR - 48 Voters
22
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25South Alabama
8-2Actual: 36
Highest: 25 - Ben Portnoy
Lowest: NR - 61 Voters
1
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