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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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Oct 16, 2022Week 8 Rankings for Ben Portnoy
1Tennessee (15)
6-0Actual: 3
Highest: 1 - 15 Voters
Lowest: 6 - Mike Berardino
1474
Points
2Ohio State (17)
6-0Actual: 2
Highest: 1 - 17 Voters
Lowest: 5 - 2 Voters
1509
Points
3Georgia (31)
7-0Actual: 1
Highest: 1 - 31 Voters
Lowest: 4 - 2 Voters
1530
Points
4Michigan
7-0Actual: 4
Highest: 2 - Nathan Baird
Lowest: 7 - Joe Giglio
1384
Points
5Clemson
7-0Actual: 5
Highest: 2 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: 6 - 4 Voters
1336
Points
6TCU
6-0Actual: 8
Highest: 6 - 11 Voters
Lowest: 12 - Don Williams
1166
Points
7UCLA
6-0Actual: 9
Highest: 7 - 5 Voters
Lowest: 16 - Mike Berardino
1048
Points
8Alabama
6-1Actual: 6
Highest: 3 - Mike Berardino
Lowest: 9 - 4 Voters
1232
Points
9Oklahoma State
5-1Actual: 11
Highest: 8 - 2 Voters
Lowest: 17 - Ron Counts
913
Points
10Ole Miss
7-0Actual: 7
Highest: 6 - 10 Voters
Lowest: 11 - Michael Lev
1173
Points
11Utah
5-2Actual: 15
Highest: 10 - Darren Haynes
Lowest: 20 - 2 Voters
715
Points
12USC
6-1Actual: 12
Highest: 9 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 19 - Nathan Baird
861
Points
13Oregon
5-1Actual: 10
Highest: 7 - Colten Bartholomew
Lowest: 15 - Kirk Bohls
953
Points
14Syracuse
6-0Actual: 14
Highest: 10 - 3 Voters
Lowest: 21 - Matt Baker
751
Points
15Wake Forest
5-1Actual: 13
Highest: 9 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: 17 - 3 Voters
790
Points
16Penn State
5-1Actual: 16
Highest: 9 - Adam Cole
Lowest: 20 - 5 Voters
629
Points
17Cincinnati
5-1Actual: 21
Highest: 16 - 3 Voters
Lowest: NR - 8 Voters
321
Points
18Kansas State
5-1Actual: 17
Highest: 10 - Kirk Bohls
Lowest: 22 - Kirk Kenney
599
Points
19Texas
5-2Actual: 20
Highest: 14 - Rece Davis
Lowest: 25 - 3 Voters
368
Points
20Kentucky
5-2Actual: 19
Highest: 12 - Jon Wilner
Lowest: NR - 2 Voters
414
Points
21Illinois
6-1Actual: 18
Highest: 15 - Nathan Baird
Lowest: NR - Nate Mink
433
Points

EXTREME PICK

This pick is 5+ spots from the actual ranking.
22UCF
5-1Actual: 28
Highest: 22 - Ben Portnoy
Lowest: NR - 56 Voters
13
Points
23North Carolina
6-1Actual: 22
Highest: 16 - Joe Giglio
Lowest: NR - 11 Voters
210
Points
24NC State
5-2Actual: 23
Highest: 18 - 2 Voters
Lowest: NR - 19 Voters
155
Points
25Mississippi State
5-2Actual: 24
Highest: 18 - Sam McKewon
Lowest: NR - 16 Voters
150
Points