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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Sep 6, 2022Week 2 Rankings for Ben Portnoy
1Alabama (44)
1-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 44 Voters
Lowest: 3 - 4 Voters
1552
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2Ohio State (2)
1-0Actual: 3
Highest: 1 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 5 - Stephen Hargis
1471
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3Georgia (17)
1-0Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 17 Voters
Lowest: 3 - 18 Voters
1511
Points
4Notre Dame
0-1Actual: 8
Highest: 4 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 18 - Stephen Hargis
1085
Points
5Oklahoma
1-0Actual: 7
Highest: 4 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 19 - Matt Baker
1130
Points
6Michigan
1-0Actual: 4
Highest: 3 - Stephen Hargis
Lowest: 15 - Nate Mink
1299
Points
7Baylor
1-0Actual: 9
Highest: 5 - Tom Murphy
Lowest: 23 - 2 Voters
1057
Points
8Clemson
1-0Actual: 5
Highest: 4 - 26 Voters
Lowest: 12 - Brett McMurphy
1280
Points
9Utah
0-1Actual: 13
Highest: 8 - Michael Lev
Lowest: 23 - 2 Voters
717
Points

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10Pittsburgh
1-0Actual: 17
Highest: 8 - David Jablonski
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
535
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11Texas A&M
1-0Actual: 6
Highest: 4 - 8 Voters
Lowest: 17 - Sam McKewon
1241
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12Michigan State
1-0Actual: 14
Highest: 6 - David Thompson
Lowest: NR - Brett McMurphy
690
Points
13USC
1-0Actual: 10
Highest: 4 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR - Andy Greder
898
Points
14Miami (FL)
1-0Actual: 15
Highest: 4 - Brett McMurphy
Lowest: NR - Jon Wilner
679
Points
15Oklahoma State
1-0Actual: 11
Highest: 7 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 24 - Kirk Bohls
818
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16Houston
1-0Actual: 25
Highest: 14 - Mike Berardino
Lowest: NR - 28 Voters
143
Points
17North Carolina State
1-0Actual: 18
Highest: 8 - Sam McKewon
Lowest: NR - 5 Voters
513
Points
18Arkansas
1-0Actual: 16
Highest: 8 - Marc Weiszer
Lowest: 24 - 3 Voters
678
Points
19Kentucky
1-0Actual: 20
Highest: 9 - Mike Barber
Lowest: NR - 6 Voters
373
Points
20Wisconsin
1-0Actual: 19
Highest: 10 - Nathan Baird
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
476
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21Florida
1-0Actual: 12
Highest: 5 - Matt Brown
Lowest: 25 - 2 Voters
763
Points
22Oregon
0-1Actual: 26
Highest: 12 - Mike Berardino
Lowest: NR - 33 Voters
131
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23Cincinnati
0-1Actual: 29
Highest: 14 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: NR - 46 Voters
63
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24Wake Forest
1-0Actual: 23
Highest: 11 - Jack Ebling
Lowest: NR - 18 Voters
246
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25UCF
1-0Actual: 31
Highest: 18 - Steve Batterson
Lowest: NR - 57 Voters
22
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