Ben PortnoyThe State (Columbia, SC)
Twitter: @bportnoy15
About: Ben Portnoy is The State’s South Carolina Gamecocks football beat writer. He’s 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.

Biased Towards

None

Biased Against

BYU CougarsBYURanked 5 spots BELOW average over 13 weeks.
Michigan State SpartansMichigan StateRanked 5 spots BELOW average over 13 weeks.
Utah UtesUtahRanked 4 spots BELOW average over 7 weeks.

Neutral/Not Enough Info

Liberty FlamesLibertyRanked 7 spots ABOVE average over 4 weeks.
Mississippi State BulldogsMississippi StateRanked 4 spots ABOVE average over 1 weeks.
Wisconsin BadgersWisconsinRanked 3 spots ABOVE average over 9 weeks.
Iowa State CyclonesIowa StateRanked 3 spots ABOVE average over 9 weeks.
LSU TigersLSURanked 3 spots ABOVE average over 5 weeks.
Indiana HoosiersIndianaRanked 3 spots ABOVE average over 3 weeks.
Miami (FL) HurricanesMiami (FL)Ranked 3 spots ABOVE average over 3 weeks.
Pittsburgh PanthersPittsburghRanked 2 spots ABOVE average over 9 weeks.
North Carolina Tar HeelsNorth CarolinaRanked 2 spots ABOVE average over 5 weeks.
Ole Miss RebelsOle MissRanked 1 spots ABOVE average over 16 weeks.
Oregon DucksOregonRanked 1 spots ABOVE average over 16 weeks.
Texas A&M AggiesTexas A&MRanked 1 spots ABOVE average over 15 weeks.
Oklahoma State CowboysOklahoma StateRanked 1 spots ABOVE average over 13 weeks.
San Diego State AztecsSan Diego StateRanked 1 spots ABOVE average over 11 weeks.
Clemson TigersClemsonRanked 1 spots ABOVE average over 9 weeks.
UTSA RoadrunnersUTSARanked 1 spots ABOVE average over 9 weeks.
Utah State AggiesUtah StateRanked 1 spots ABOVE average over 2 weeks.
Ohio State BuckeyesOhio StateRanked 0 spots ABOVE average over 16 weeks.
Iowa HawkeyesIowaRanked 0 spots ABOVE average over 16 weeks.
Georgia BulldogsGeorgiaRanked 0 spots ABOVE average over 16 weeks.
Auburn TigersAuburnRanked 0 spots ABOVE average over 11 weeks.
Penn State Nittany LionsPenn StateRanked 0 spots ABOVE average over 11 weeks.
North Carolina State WolfpackNorth Carolina StateRanked 0 spots ABOVE average over 10 weeks.
Florida GatorsFloridaRanked 0 spots ABOVE average over 7 weeks.
Purdue BoilermakersPurdueRanked 0 spots ABOVE average over 2 weeks.
Oklahoma SoonersOklahomaRanked 1 spots BELOW average over 16 weeks.
Alabama Crimson TideAlabamaRanked 1 spots BELOW average over 16 weeks.
Cincinnati BearcatsCincinnatiRanked 1 spots BELOW average over 16 weeks.
Notre Dame Fighting IrishNotre DameRanked 1 spots BELOW average over 16 weeks.
Arkansas RazorbacksArkansasRanked 1 spots BELOW average over 12 weeks.
Wake Forest Demon DeaconsWake ForestRanked 1 spots BELOW average over 12 weeks.
Coastal Carolina ChanticleersCoastal CarolinaRanked 1 spots BELOW average over 11 weeks.
Kentucky WildcatsKentuckyRanked 1 spots BELOW average over 8 weeks.
Texas LonghornsTexasRanked 1 spots BELOW average over 5 weeks.
Southern Methodist MustangsSouthern MethodistRanked 1 spots BELOW average over 5 weeks.
USC TrojansUSCRanked 1 spots BELOW average over 3 weeks.
Kansas State WildcatsKansas StateRanked 1 spots BELOW average over 1 weeks.
Michigan WolverinesMichiganRanked 2 spots BELOW average over 14 weeks.
Baylor BearsBaylorRanked 2 spots BELOW average over 10 weeks.
UCLA BruinsUCLARanked 2 spots BELOW average over 4 weeks.
Fresno State BulldogsFresno StateRanked 2 spots BELOW average over 3 weeks.
Louisiana Ragin CajunsLouisianaRanked 3 spots BELOW average over 9 weeks.
Houston CougarsHoustonRanked 3 spots BELOW average over 7 weeks.
Arizona State Sun DevilsArizona StateRanked 3 spots BELOW average over 5 weeks.
Washington HuskiesWashingtonRanked 3 spots BELOW average over 1 weeks.
Virginia Tech HokiesVirginia TechRanked 9 spots BELOW average over 2 weeks.