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 18, 2022Week 4 Rankings for Ben Portnoy
1Georgia (59)
3-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 59 Voters
Lowest: 3 - 2 Voters
1569
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2Alabama (3)
3-0Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 4 - David Thompson
1492
Points
3Ohio State (1)
3-0Actual: 3
Highest: 1 - Bob Asmussen
Lowest: 4 - Stephen Hargis
1473
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4Michigan
3-0Actual: 4
Highest: 3 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 7 - Chuck Carlton
1364
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5Oklahoma
3-0Actual: 6
Highest: 4 - Nate Mink
Lowest: 11 - Chris Murray
1257
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6USC
3-0Actual: 7
Highest: 4 - 7 Voters
Lowest: 20 - Mike Berardino
1197
Points
7Oklahoma State
3-0Actual: 9
Highest: 5 - Zach Klein
Lowest: 22 - Don Williams
1071
Points
8Kentucky
3-0Actual: 8
Highest: 6 - 4 Voters
Lowest: 12 - Jack Ebling
1096
Points
9Clemson
3-0Actual: 5
Highest: 4 - 11 Voters
Lowest: 11 - 2 Voters
1268
Points
10North Carolina State
3-0Actual: 12
Highest: 8 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 24 - Jon Wilner
781
Points
11Tennessee
3-0Actual: 11
Highest: 7 - Nathan Baird
Lowest: 24 - Brian Fonseca
866
Points
12Utah
2-1Actual: 13
Highest: 8 - Jack Ebling
Lowest: NR - Marc Weiszer
684
Points
13Arkansas
3-0Actual: 10
Highest: 7 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 25 - Jack Ebling
920
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14Texas A&M
2-1Actual: 23
Highest: 14 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 10 Voters
309
Points
15Penn State
3-0Actual: 14
Highest: 5 - Nathan Baird
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
666
Points
16Washington
3-0Actual: 18
Highest: 10 - Matt Brown
Lowest: NR - 3 Voters
485
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17Michigan State
2-1Actual: 26
Highest: 16 - Colten Bartholomew
Lowest: NR - 36 Voters
91
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18Wake Forest
3-0Actual: 21
Highest: 12 - 4 Voters
Lowest: NR - 11 Voters
345
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19Miami (FL)
2-1Actual: 25
Highest: 16 - Kirk Kenney
Lowest: NR - 28 Voters
123
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20Oregon
2-1Actual: 15
Highest: 8 - Mike Berardino
Lowest: 25 - Joe Giglio
593
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21BYU
2-1Actual: 19
Highest: 13 - Mike Berardino
Lowest: NR - 6 Voters
381
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22Baylor
2-1Actual: 17
Highest: 9 - Jack Ebling
Lowest: NR - Don Williams
494
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23Ole Miss
3-0Actual: 16
Highest: 9 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR - 6 Voters
585
Points
24Pittsburgh
2-1Actual: 24
Highest: 13 - David Jablonski
Lowest: NR - 24 Voters
181
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25Florida
2-1Actual: 20
Highest: 10 - David Briggs
Lowest: NR - 10 Voters
360
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