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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

Liberty FlamesLibertyRanked 4 spots ABOVE average over 7 weeks.

Biased Against

BYU CougarsBYURanked 4 spots BELOW average over 19 weeks.
Florida State SeminolesFlorida StateRanked 4 spots BELOW average over 7 weeks.

Neutral/Not Enough Info

Duke Blue DevilsDukeRanked 5 spots ABOVE average over 1 weeks.
Iowa State CyclonesIowa StateRanked 3 spots ABOVE average over 9 weeks.
UCF KnightsUCFRanked 3 spots ABOVE average over 8 weeks.
South Carolina GamecocksSouth CarolinaRanked 3 spots ABOVE average over 4 weeks.
Indiana HoosiersIndianaRanked 3 spots ABOVE average over 3 weeks.
Minnesota Golden GophersMinnesotaRanked 3 spots ABOVE average over 1 weeks.
Appalachian State MountaineersAppalachian StateRanked 3 spots ABOVE average over 1 weeks.
Pittsburgh PanthersPittsburghRanked 2 spots ABOVE average over 15 weeks.
Tulane Green WaveTulaneRanked 2 spots ABOVE average over 9 weeks.
Miami (FL) HurricanesMiami (FL)Ranked 2 spots ABOVE average over 7 weeks.
Oregon State BeaversOregon StateRanked 2 spots ABOVE average over 6 weeks.
Troy TrojansTroyRanked 2 spots ABOVE average over 5 weeks.
South Alabama JaguarsSouth AlabamaRanked 2 spots ABOVE average over 4 weeks.
Texas A&M AggiesTexas A&MRanked 1 spots ABOVE average over 20 weeks.
UCLA BruinsUCLARanked 1 spots ABOVE average over 15 weeks.
LSU TigersLSURanked 1 spots ABOVE average over 15 weeks.
Wisconsin BadgersWisconsinRanked 1 spots ABOVE average over 11 weeks.
San Diego State AztecsSan Diego StateRanked 1 spots ABOVE average over 11 weeks.
Syracuse OrangeSyracuseRanked 1 spots ABOVE average over 6 weeks.
Utah State AggiesUtah StateRanked 1 spots ABOVE average over 2 weeks.
Texas Tech Red RaidersTexas TechRanked 1 spots ABOVE average over 1 weeks.
Ohio State BuckeyesOhio StateRanked 0 spots ABOVE average over 32 weeks.
Oregon DucksOregonRanked 0 spots ABOVE average over 32 weeks.
Cincinnati BearcatsCincinnatiRanked 0 spots ABOVE average over 29 weeks.
Oklahoma State CowboysOklahoma StateRanked 0 spots ABOVE average over 25 weeks.
Notre Dame Fighting IrishNotre DameRanked 0 spots ABOVE average over 25 weeks.
Oklahoma SoonersOklahomaRanked 0 spots ABOVE average over 21 weeks.
Arkansas RazorbacksArkansasRanked 0 spots ABOVE average over 18 weeks.
Iowa HawkeyesIowaRanked 0 spots ABOVE average over 17 weeks.
Tennessee VolunteersTennesseeRanked 0 spots ABOVE average over 15 weeks.
North Carolina Tar HeelsNorth CarolinaRanked 0 spots ABOVE average over 12 weeks.
TCU Horned FrogsTCURanked 0 spots ABOVE average over 11 weeks.
Auburn TigersAuburnRanked 0 spots ABOVE average over 11 weeks.
UTSA RoadrunnersUTSARanked 0 spots ABOVE average over 11 weeks.
Mississippi State BulldogsMississippi StateRanked 0 spots ABOVE average over 7 weeks.
Kansas JayhawksKansasRanked 0 spots ABOVE average over 3 weeks.
Purdue BoilermakersPurdueRanked 0 spots ABOVE average over 2 weeks.
James Madison DukesJames MadisonRanked 0 spots ABOVE average over 1 weeks.
Alabama Crimson TideAlabamaRanked 1 spots BELOW average over 32 weeks.
Georgia BulldogsGeorgiaRanked 1 spots BELOW average over 32 weeks.
Ole Miss RebelsOle MissRanked 1 spots BELOW average over 29 weeks.
Clemson TigersClemsonRanked 1 spots BELOW average over 25 weeks.
Penn State Nittany LionsPenn StateRanked 1 spots BELOW average over 25 weeks.
Utah UtesUtahRanked 1 spots BELOW average over 23 weeks.
Wake Forest Demon DeaconsWake ForestRanked 1 spots BELOW average over 22 weeks.
NC State WolfpackNC StateRanked 1 spots BELOW average over 22 weeks.
Baylor BearsBaylorRanked 1 spots BELOW average over 17 weeks.
Coastal Carolina ChanticleersCoastal CarolinaRanked 1 spots BELOW average over 14 weeks.
Kansas State WildcatsKansas StateRanked 1 spots BELOW average over 13 weeks.
Washington HuskiesWashingtonRanked 1 spots BELOW average over 10 weeks.
Houston CougarsHoustonRanked 1 spots BELOW average over 9 weeks.
Southern Methodist MustangsSouthern MethodistRanked 1 spots BELOW average over 5 weeks.
Fresno State BulldogsFresno StateRanked 1 spots BELOW average over 4 weeks.
Michigan WolverinesMichiganRanked 2 spots BELOW average over 30 weeks.
USC TrojansUSCRanked 2 spots BELOW average over 19 weeks.
Kentucky WildcatsKentuckyRanked 2 spots BELOW average over 17 weeks.
Texas LonghornsTexasRanked 2 spots BELOW average over 16 weeks.
Florida GatorsFloridaRanked 2 spots BELOW average over 10 weeks.
Michigan State SpartansMichigan StateRanked 3 spots BELOW average over 17 weeks.
Louisiana Ragin CajunsLouisianaRanked 3 spots BELOW average over 9 weeks.
Illinois Fighting IlliniIllinoisRanked 3 spots BELOW average over 5 weeks.
Arizona State Sun DevilsArizona StateRanked 3 spots BELOW average over 5 weeks.
Virginia Tech HokiesVirginia TechRanked 9 spots BELOW average over 2 weeks.