Minister Dalung: A Huge Disservice to the Sports Industry

first_imgBy Duro IkhazuagbeSome intrigues that are known to take place in the sports industry leave market observers wondering if some of the operators have a full grasp of what damage they inflict on the business of sport in Nigeria.It becomes a cause for serious concern when the person on whose shoulder rests the responsibility to promote the health of the industry is seen to be contributing to the rot as the damager-in-chief whose every pronouncement and action has continually eroded confidence in the national sports business. Since his appointment in 2015 as the Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Barrister Solomon Dalung has failed to articulate a policy direction but has been busy raising one controversy after the other in key sports federations and leaving in its wake, a damage that can take years to repair. As the coordinating minister in a country most of the football clubs and indeed sports associations are funded by state governments, it is expected that the minister would have been exploring how to harness efforts towards optimizing the contributions of the various levels of government.Whilst he inherited the crisis in the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), the red beret wearing minister from Plateau State has made no pretences about who he wants to run national football even as such a choice flies in the face of all known processes of election into the office and more critically, an aberration to global football regulations.Dalung, a self-acclaimed expert in conflict resolution, has so far succeeded largely in creating conflicts in the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF), Nigeria Gymnastic Federation, the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), the Nigeria Rugby Football Federation (NRFF) and of course, the conflagration that enveloped the National Youth Council (NYC) is well documented.It is thus on record that it is during the tenure of the conflict resolution expert that sports federations and other departments under his ministry have parallel leaderships.Dalung hasn’t restricted his untoward conducts to the ministry he supervises as it has been extended to government business where he has publicly dismissed a directive of the President issued through the office of the Attorney General of the Federation, his colleague in the Federal Executive Council. Rather than approaching his colleague to discuss the said directive of President Muhammadu Buhari on the lingering NFF crisis, Minister Dalung has chosen different media platforms to disparage the document from the Attorney General’s Office and by extension, making ridicule of the government by portraying it as lacking cohesion.It is not surprising that football has been the most hit by the minister’s pretentious interventions in sports federations’ management. As earlier noted, his contributions in the Pinnick-Giwa contest of the leadership of the NFF has at best been to add to the crisis. In his pretense of seeking a resolution of the crisis, a committee led by a former NFF President, Ibrahim Galadima was instituted to mediate but finding its recommendation not in tandem with his set objective, Dalung kept the report on the shelves to pursue his agenda of foisting Christopher Giwa on the NFF Board.Not satisfied with the brilliant job done by the Ibrahim Galadima , the report which is already gathering dusts like several others before it, Dalung went ahead to set up another committee led by yet another former NFF Chairman, Col. Abdulmumini Aminu  (rtd) to embark on the same mediation voyage whose report may also go the way of the Galadima report. Yet on another front, Dalung will wave a court injunction empowering Giwa and his group to resort to anarchy by forcefully taking over the offices of the NFF. Dalung’s antics are akin to a man who goes into the bush to strike a cutlass and jumps onto the road to shout who is striking the cutlass.The minister has seized every opportunity no matter how remote to pillory football administration and yet he also seizes the slightest chance to amass benefits and luxury accruing from that sector. He was at the Falconets camp recently and flew back to the country to attend the recently concluded African Senior Athletics Championship in Asaba and has returned to France for the FIFA U-20 Women Championship where he has promised a $10,000 reward. How much is a minister’s earning for this obscene display of spending? Again, It is difficult to ignore how Dalung treated the viral world to the spectacle of having the Falconets kneel before his imperial majesty to receive cash gifts, something an accounts officer in the ministry could have been detailed to do discreetly without making it a social media event.It raises the question about a minister who insists that a non-existent Supreme Court judgment is superior to global football regulation but he won’t stay away from tournaments organised by FIFA and governed by the same regulations he is busy spurning to advance his case for the disruptive Giwa group. He waved the said Supreme Court judgment recently on Channels Television and claiming it was in the interest of the country not to enforce it before the World Cup in Russia because he obviously knew he won’t be in Russia to benefit from the trip as FIFA would have stopped Nigeria based on his curious court order.Dalung put on show his belligerence at the 2015 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the NFF at the Best Western Hotel in Victoria Island, Lagos when as the Special Guest of Honour, he ended his speech by asking for a full audit of the football house account after dropping unsubstantiated allegations of financial impropriety. Despite making such weighty allegations, he continued working with the board, accompanying them especially to international trips for obvious personal pecuniary gains.For a government officer who lays much stock in accountability and probity, we have been expecting the minister to explain why he offered to return 50 percent of the $150,000 to the International Amateur Athletic Federation (IAAF), money which was wrongfully paid into the account of the AFN during another crisis instigated in the federation. What happened to the full money and what will become of the other $75,000?Still on probity, the Minister spearheaded a fund raising for the Super Eagles towards the World Cup in Russia and more than one month after Nigeria exited the tournament, should he not be providing detail of how much was raised and how it was spent? Equity, they say, must be approached with clean handsWhen the League Management Company (LMC) came on stream some years back it offered a flicker of hope that the sagging league will get a revival given the attendant internal conflicts that grounded its successive administrations.A lot of grounds have since been covered amidst some extraneous setbacks. It is these externally induced hitches that have continually inflicted the most blows on the efforts to give the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) a deserving lease of life.While the LMC is still grappling with means to rebuild and retain sponsors’ confidence, there came this ill-informed statement credited to the Sports Minister alleging that outcome of league matches are pre-determined. That is the most uncharitable speak that can come from a man bestowed with the responsibility to oversee the administration of sports in a country and who is expected to promote the well being of individual sports spheres to generate Jobs, engage youths and win laurels for the country.Such unfounded claim coming from an authority like the minister is a disservice to not just the NPFL but to the football industry in the country. We have in Dalung, a minister who is yet to become conversant with the domestic league which he has hardly made out time to watch. It is left to be seen what he has done from the federal government side to support and boost the league. But this same minister will hop into a plane to go watch the CAF Nations Championship (CHAN) in which Nigeria is represented by players recruited from the league he has snubbed since coming into office.Over the seasons, the LMC and the NFF have imposed stringent sanctions on those found guilty of rules violations. There are different layers of checks and monitoring put in place by the League in liaison with the NFF and these include Referees Assessors, Special Delegates, the Referees Appointment Committee and the Integrity Unit of the Federation that have ensured that in consonance with FIFA Integrity regulations, conflict of interests are eliminated in decision making processes. It would be in the overall best health of football for the minister to work with the football administrators to flush out, if any, persons who may be bringing the game to disrepute.The minister’s claims that corruption is the reason NPFL clubs lose early in continental competitions lacks merit as there are over 50 leagues that register for each of the two CAF club championships. The fact on ground is that with the exception of just one club from DR Congo and South Africa, North African clubs have bestridden CAF Club competitions dating back to the 1970’s. The stories of Rangers, IICC Shooting Stars, Abiola Babes, Iwuanyanwu Nationale and Leventis United to name a few are well documented.There were few moments of glory with Enyimba’s triumph in 2003 and 2004 the high point. Yet anyone knowledgeable in the workings of International club competitions can discern that it is a function of good club financing, planning and management. So far only a few countries have such clubs and have been dominating the continent. But because this fundamental is not in place just as in other clubs in the rest of West Africa, East and Central, occasional flashes are recorded as we saw with Enyimba.It is indeed a huge tragedy that Dalung would in time to come leave the sports industry where he has the singular record of being the longest serving minister with nothing to show.  Leadership is beyond grandstanding, irreverent talks and abuse of authority which have all combined to be the style of Minister Dalung.Dalung is a minister of the Federal Republic and should rise above beer parlour talks that diminishes public confidence in his esteemed officeShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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GAA NEWS: NAOMH COLMCILLE CLUB NOTES

first_imgNaomh Colmcille CLGWeekly Notes Naomh Colmcille beat Robert Emmets to win Division 4.Naomh Colmcille beat Robert Emmets on Saturday at Páirc Cholmcille by 3-12 to 1-11 to clinch the Divison 4 title and return the club to Division 3 football in 2013. With Naomh Colmcille two points ahead before the game, the home side needed a win or a draw to claim the Division 4 league.Thomas McKinley was given a guard of honour before the game for his for All Ireland win, and it was McKinley who made his mark on the game in the opening 10 minutes, finding the net twice after Naomh Colmcille cut through the heart of the Emmets defence.Naomh Colmcille were attacking at will throughout the first quarter. Ciaran Callaghan added a point from a free and Ryan McErlean added another goal after a solo run through the middle.Robert Emmets steadied themselves after the first quarter and the teams exchanged points in the second quarter, with Willie Gillespie adding two points and Anthony Grant finished off the half with a well taken point after a run from corner back.This left the scores at 3-04 to 0-05 at the break.Two early scores in the first half from Joe Donaghey and Willie Gillespie stretched the lead further. Emmets pulled back two points from frees before Joe Donaghey split the posts from a tight angle on the left and Ryan McErlean sent over a huge point from 40 metres out on the left.As the game entered the last quarter Naomh Colmcille manager Joe Higgins brought on Mark Callaghan, William Lynch, Matthew Crossan and Conor Grant.Robert Emmets reduced the deficit to 3-08 to 0-11 with three points in quick succession but Naomh Colmcille got a hold of the game once more and scores from Matthew Crossan, Ryan McErlean and two from Willie Gillespie stretched the lead again. John Fullerton came on with five minutes to go. A deflected Emmets goal in injury time was too little too late and Naomh Colmcille ran out deserving winners by 3-12 to 1-11.After the final whistle County Vice Chairman Charlie Cannon presented captain Alex Devenney with the Division 4 trophy and Naomh Colmcille can now look forward to football in Division 3 in 2013.Naomh Colmcille: Marty Callaghan, Eddie Gillespie, Alex Devenney, Anthony Grant (0-01), Gerard Curran, Shane McAteer, Paul Friel, Ryan McErlean (1-02), Ciaran Devine, Don Hegarty, Mark Dowds, Ciaran Callaghan (0-01), Thomas McKinley (2-00), Joe Donaghey (0-02), Willie Gillespie (0-05). Subs: Matthew Crossan (0-01), William Lynch, Mark Callaghan, Conor Grant, John Fullerton.Naomh Colmcille Training Schedule this week is as follows Under 8’s:Training will be this Saturday at 11 am.Under 10’s:Training will be this Friday at 6 pm.Under 13’s:training/match tbc; please check Facebook or club website for updates.Under 14’s:training/match tbc; please check Facebook or club website for updates.Under 16’s:training/match tbc; please check Facebook or club website for updateUnder 18’s:training/match tbc; please check Facebook or club website for updates.Gaelic for Girls training:will resume next year around easter time.Can all under age players please bring €2, boots, shorts /track bottoms and a drink please.Seniortraining will continue this week as per notification via TEXT from Senior Manager Joe HigginsGAA NEWS: NAOMH COLMCILLE CLUB NOTES was last modified: October 8th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Naomh Colmcille GAA club noteslast_img read more

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Cardinals’ Flaherty edges out Giants’ Rodríguez in matchup of 2018’s top rookie pitchers

first_imgST. LOUIS — If you spent the last 365 days living under a rock and happened to come up for air on Tuesday, it would have been no surprise to see Giants right-hander Dereck Rodríguez and Cardinals righty Jack Flaherty locking horns in a pitchers’ duel at Busch Stadium on Tuesday.At this time last year, Rodríguez, Flaherty and Dodgers flamethrower Walker Buehler were chasing Ronald Acuña, Jr. of the Braves and Juan Soto of the Nationals in an epic Rookie of the Year race that ended with the …last_img read more

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Scientific Findings Can Be Counterintuitive

first_img(Visited 518 times, 3 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Here are examples of recent claims in science that seem to contradict what some would consider intuitively obvious.  They should be kept in mind when evaluating other widely-accepted scientific truisms, like evolution.PhysOrg: Tough love, not small, incremental effort, is needed to turn around failing schools.Medical Xpress:  Conservatives with their strict morality tend to be happier than fancy-free liberals.BBC News:  The large horns on rhinoceros beetles do not slow them down during flight.Nature: Greenland defied ancient global warming.PhysOrg:  Geo-engineering to reduce global warming can have severe unintended consequences.Nature: Tropical forests are unexpectedly resilient to climate change.PhysOrg: African elephants do better in educated countries than in those with large nature reserves.Live Science: Fossil footprint depth can be misleading; depth is not necessarily related to pressure.Nature: The anus is a sophisticated organ.  Calling it a “remarkable orifice,” author Mary Roach said, “No engineer could design something as multifunctional and fine-tuned as an anus.  To call someone an asshole is really bragging him up.”In a final example of counterintuitive findings, Live Science now claims that brain size didn’t drive human evolution.  It’s the organization of the brain, not its size, that makes the difference between humans and lower primates.  What would Morton and Broca have thought?  This contradicts decades of assumptions about what drove humans forward in evolution.  But was the prefrontal cortex the “driving force” in the human brain, as the article assumed, or a distinguishing characteristic of an already well-designed being?  Who would argue the evolutionary line without assuming it to be the seat of rationality?Science is supposed to lead us away from seductive, fallible intuition (Bacon‘s Idols of the Theater) toward verifiability.  Yet scientists often contradict one another.  One thing is true this year; the opposite the next.  Don’t let intuition be your guide.  Darwin’s natural selection may seem intuitively obvious the way it is usually presented, but it is a vacuous idea: the Stuff Happens Law (9/15/2008, 9/22/2009).  We must not be fooled, even when the majority falls in line with insufficiently argued suppositions.last_img read more

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Euler named Archbold Equipment Bowling Green general manager

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest R.C. EulerArchbold Equipment Company has named Roger (R.C.) Euler the General Manager of the Bowling Green CASE IH dealership.“We are excited to have someone of Roger’s caliber and a native to the local area leading the new Bowling Green store,” Zach Hetterick, CEO said. “He deeply believes in customer service, which is a core value of Archbold Equipment Company and his daily leadership will allow us to develop into the dealership of the future in the months and years to come.”Euler comes to Archbold Equipment Company from Allstate Peterbilt of Findlay, where he held various roles including General Manager and Regional Used Equipment Manager. He began his career at Whiteford Kenworth starting in sales and moving up to Corporate Used Equipment Manager.“This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to come into an organization that is in such a growth stage.” Euler said. “We can better serve customers with our completely new facility that features a 18,000-square-foot shop, new showroom and a parts storage area that is three times larger. That, along with the recent addition of other new staff members and now being a Kinze dealer will allow us to be a true partner to farmers. I look forward to utilizing my passion for red iron and working with farmers in the area.”Euler graduated from Otsego High school and then earned his Associates degree in Marketing from Owens Community College in Northwood Ohio.  He is a lifelong resident of Bowling Green and farms in the area. Roger is married to wife Chasitie and has two children Caleb and Lauren.Archbold Equipment Company currently has six locations: Topeka, IN; Adrian, MI; and four Ohio locations in Bowling Green, Ottawa, Sherwood, and Archbold, OH.last_img read more

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Luck Announces Retirement Following Colts Loss to Bears

first_imgINDIANAPOLIS — Andrew Luck watched one last game from the sideline Saturday.Then he said goodbye to the NFL.The Indianapolis Colts quarterback heard boos as he walked away from the field, then walked to the podium and made the surprise decision official. The oft-injured star is retiring at age 29.“I’m in pain, I’m still in pain. It’s been four years of this pain, rehab cycle,” Luck said. “It’s a myriad of issues — calf strain, posterior ankle impingement, high ankle sprain. Part of my journey going forward will be figuring out how to feel better.”Luck wasn’t planning to make the announcement following Saturday’s 27-17 loss to the Chicago Bears. But when ESPN first reported the news during the fourth quarter, Luck changed the plan for a Sunday afternoon announcement.Instead, he held a 25-minute impromptu news conference.At times he sounded wistful. At others, his voice cracked with emotion.One thing was clear: The endless barrage of injuries stripped away his joy for the game and prompted him to walk away so he could enjoy the life he wants.“There’s no doubt when you hear him talk about the cycle of pain and injury and rehab, you can hear that,” coach Frank Reich said. “There’s a saying in football that everyone knows and everybody lives by, it’s next man up and even though this situation is unique, no one is exempt.”That task now falls to Jacoby Brissett, a fourth-year player whom the Colts acquired in a cutdown weekend trade two years ago who has been practicing with the starters since April.He went 4-11 as a starter in the 2017 season after taking over for opening day starter Scott Tolzien.But the Colts had already been preparing for the possibility Luck might not be ready for the Sept. 8 season opener against the Los Angeles Chargers. Luck was diagnosed with a strained left calf in March and team officials kept him out of all of the team’s offseason workouts.He returned to limited action when training camp opened in late July. After three practices, though, the lingering pain near his ankle forced him back into rehab. He hadn’t practiced with the team since, though he did throw passes in pregame warmups before last week’s preseason game.“I had a thought that it might be my last time throwing at Lucas Oil as a current member of the Colts team,” Luck said. “And I wanted to make sure I could go out and enjoy it.”It wasn’t just the leg, though.He played with shoulder pain for most of 2015 and 2016, and his 2015 season ended when he suffered a lacerated kidney. He missed all of 2017 following shoulder surgery and then the happy-go-lucky former Stanford star dealt with more pain and more endless months of rehab.The Colts bet big on Luck in 2012.They cut an injured Peyton Manning to take Luck with the top overall pick, fully believing he would be their franchise quarterback for the next 10 to 15 years.Team owner Jim Irsay called it a “no-brainer” because his aging team needed to rebuild.“I never felt that he (Luck) owed me to play until he’s 40 or until he’s 36 or whatever,” Irsay said. “I mean, this is an unusual situation.”Luck delivered quickly on his promise.He led the Colts to the playoffs in each of his first three seasons and to the AFC championship game after the 2014 season — without missing a start. But a subpar offensive line struggled to keep Luck upright and in 2015, the shoulder and kidney injuries forced him to miss nine games. The Colts finished 8-8 and missed the playoffs.In 2016, after Luck opted not to have shoulder surgery, then coach Chuck Pagano gave Luck extra days off to try and keep him healthy. Luck made 15 starts that season though the Colts again finished 8-8 and missed the playoffs.While Luck had surgery for a partially torn labrum in January 2017, he never felt right and after throwing for two weeks in the fall was shut down for the rest of the season.Last year, Luck looked like his old self. He established career highs in attempts (639), completions (430) and completion rate (67.3 percent), throwing for 4,593 yards with 39 touchdowns and 15 interceptions as he led the Colts back to the playoffs, earned his fourth Pro Bowl selection and was the runaway winner of the league’s Comeback Player of the Year award.Then came the mysterious calf-ankle injury that again never felt quite right.So after marrying his longtime girlfriend this spring and now awaiting the birth of his first child, Luck called it quits.“I am going to retire,” he said. “This is not an easy decision. It’s the hardest decision of my life. But it is the right decision for me.”Players around the league were just as stunned as the Colts.“It was mind-blowing,” Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson said. “It’s something that of course caught everyone off guard. He can control his own future. He’s a great player. He’s a great quarterback. One of the top five quarterbacks in the league. He’s doing it for the right reasons for himself.”Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes, the reigning MVP, said: “Knowing Andrew he’s a great football player, of course, but he’s also a great human being — I know that he’s going to make the right decision for himself and his family.”Reich had said he hoped to have an answer about Luck’s availability for the Sept. 8 season opener after the third preseason game. This might not have been the one he wanted — and certainly didn’t expect.“Teams win, don’t write the end of the story yet,” Colts general manager Chris Ballard said. “I’m telling you the story’s not over yet.”Luck finishes his seven-year career with 2,000 completions, 3,290 attempts, 23,671 yards, 171 touchdowns and 83 interceptions and those stinging boos as he left the field.“I’d be lying if I said I didn’t hear the reaction,” he said. “It hurt, I’ll be honest with you, it hurt.”BEARS DEFENSEChuck Pagano, Luck’s first coach, returned to Lucas Oil Stadium for the first time since his firing shortly after the 2017 season.The new Bears defensive coordinator made a splash.Despite both teams sitting all of their starters including Brissett, the Bears used their second defensive touchdown to take the lead for good late in the third quarter.Trailing 10-0 early in the second quarter, safety Deon Bush ripped the ball out of the air from rookie tight end Hale Hentges got up and scored on a 91-yard interception return. After two field goals from Eddy Pineiro made it 17-13, linebacker Joel Iyiegbuniwe returned a fumble 22 yards to give the Bears a 20-17 lead.Chicago closed out the scoring with a 17-yard TD pass from Tyler Bray to Jesper Horsted.Bray was 11 of 16 with 136 yards and Ryan Nall had two carries for 73 yards.Chad Kelly led the Colts to all three of their scores and was 16 of 21 with 209 yards and one touchdown — all in the first half. Deon Cain caught three passes for 74 yards, including a 46-yard TD catch.PINEIRO STICKS ITThe Bears spent the whole offseason looking for a kicker. And it looks as if they found the right one.Less than a week after giving Pineiro the job, he made all three of his field goals, including a 58-yarder in the third quarter. His previous long during the preseason was 41 yards.UP NEXTBears: Host Tennessee on Thursday in the preseason finale.Colts: Begin the post-Luck era at Cincinnati on Thursday.___By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports WriterAP Sports Writer Dave Skretta in Kansas City, Missouri, and AP Pro Football Writer Schuyler Dixon in Arlington, Texas, also contributed to this report.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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9 months agoReal Madrid coach Solari: Isco future not up to me

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Real Madrid coach Solari: Isco future not up to meby Carlos Volcano9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid coach Santiago Solari says Isco’s future isn’t up to him.The player has found himself out of favour of late, and didn’t make the pitch at all against Real Betis on Sunday, and as a result talk of a move to Italy have surfaced.”We have a wonderful squad and I have to choose who gets involved in each game,” Solari said in his pre-match press conference.”It is not up to me to explain the transfer policy, I am just the coach.” last_img read more

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Florida State President John Thrasher Releases Statement On FSU’s Decision To Dismiss QB De’Andre Johnson

first_imgFSU President releases statement n support of Jimbo Fisher's decision to dismiss De'Andre Johnson from the football team.FSU President Releases StatementFlorida State president John Thrasher has released a statement on the decision to dismiss Seminoles’ quarterback De’Andre Johnson after a video surfaced of the four-star freshman punching a woman in a Tallahassee bar last month. Thrasher says “there is no question in my mind” that Jimbo Fisher made the correct decision to dismiss Johnson. Here’s the full statement. Statement from #FSU president John Thrasher on decision to dismiss De’Andre Johnson. pic.twitter.com/L82ic7yaSD— Tom D’Angelo (@tomdangelo44) July 7, 2015Johnson, a true freshman, was ranked one of the top-15 quarterbacks in the 2015 class.last_img read more

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New AP Poll: Buckeyes Remain Unanimous No. 1

first_imgWeek two of the new AP poll.Week 2 AP Poll Lee Corso College GameDayTwitter/College GameDayThe Ohio State Buckeyes, after taking care of Virginia Tech on the road Monday night, are still the No. 1 ranked team in the country – in both the Coaches’ Poll and the AP Poll. The latter was just released.Alabama, previously ranked No. 3, has moved up to No. 2 after a dominating performance against Wisconsin. TCU, which struggled a bit with Minnesota, drops a spot to No. 3. The rest of the top ten is rounded out by Baylor, Michigan State, Auburn, Oregon, USC, Notre Dame and Georgia.Texas A&M, after a big win over Arizona State, debuts in the poll at No. 16. Utah and Mississippi State also entered the poll, at No. 24 and No. 25, respectively.1. Ohio State2. Alabama3. TCU4. Baylor5. Michigan State6. Auburn7. Oregon8. USC9. Notre Dame10. Georgia11. Florida State12. Clemson13. UCLA14. LSU15. Georgia Tech16. Texas A&M17. Ole Miss18. Arkansas19. Oklahoma20. Boise State21. Missouri22. Arizona23. Tennessee24. Utah25. Mississippi StateYou can check out last week’s rankings here.last_img read more

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