MORE COVERAGESyracuse football rolls to 33-7 win over Colgate in Dino Babers’ SU debutEric Dungey has career game after meeting his brother, who returned from the Army, for 1st time in 2 yearsTransfer wide receiver Amba Etta-Tawo dazzles in Syracuse football debutWATCH: Dino Babers’ press conference after his 1st game as Syracuse’s head coachGallery: Syracuse rolls to 33-7 win over ColgateSyracuse-Colgate football: A graphical breakdown of the Orange’s dominant winStorify: Syracuse community reacts to Dino Babers’ 1st game as head coachSyracuse football poll: Vote for player of the game and grade SU’s performance Syracuse (1-0) dominated Colgate (0-1) in a 33-7 win in Dino Babers’ first game as SU’s head coach Friday night.Eric Dungey threw for 355 yards, Amba Etta-Tawo had 210 receiving yards and Moe Neal scored a 49-yard touchdown run on the first carry of his career.After nearly nine months of waiting, Babers’ team was finally on the field. Here’s what we learned from the game.Eric Dungey will still runSix plays into Syracuse’s second drive of the game Eric Dungey faked a handoff to running back Dontae Strickland out of shotgun and ran it himself up the middle. Then he dropped back to pass but chose to scramble to 1 yard short of a first down. Dungey quickly got under center, snapped the ball and kept it himself yet again, this time running around the left side of the line for the first.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLess than a week removed from Babers’ statement that he had to “strip down” Dungey and convert him into a “thrower first” and coming off an offseason where Dungey vowed to stay in the pocket more, Dungey ran the ball 10 times for 25 yards.“It’s not my focus,” Dungey said. “My job is to throw the ball.”He had more carries than any of the team’s running backs, and Moe Neal was the only one with more rushing yards than Dungey. Neal had nine carries, Dontae Strickland had nine, Jordan Fredericks had four and Zack Mahoney had three. Dungey’s longest run of the day came a few plays after his spurt of three when he kept the ball on the option, raced around one defender and stiff armed another before trotting out of bounds at the Colgate 22 for a 12-yard gain. Half of Dungey’s runs came on that drive.“Dungey’s legs are a valuable part of what he does,” Babers said. “We’re not taking his legs out of the game. We just want to make him the Russell Wilson of the ACC. We want him to be smart and get down when he does those runs and not stay up and take an unnecessary shot.“It would be unfair to him and unfair to the team to not give him an opportunity to bring those legs into the game because his legs are special. You’re just making him normal, and we don’t want to be average.”Red zone offense needs to improveSyracuse’s first-team offense was able to charge down the field on most of its possessions. And while it scored on seven of its 10 possessions, four of those scores were field goals.Of those field goals, three came in the red zone — a difference of 12 points if touchdowns and PATs were scored instead.“Having the ability to not score touchdowns in the red zone greatly affected the game,” Babers said, “and that is something we need to clean up.”Jessica Sheldon | Photo EditorOn the first trip, Syracuse had 1st-and-goal at the 8-yard line but stalled. Dontae Strickland ran for no gain. Dungey lost two yards and Jason Emerich committed a false start to push SU back to the 15 on third down.Then Dungey threw his first incompletion of the game — a throw over the middle for Ervin Philips that was knocked away. Kicker Cole Murphy trotted onto the field.The next time, a holding penalty on lineman Omari Palmer changed a 3rd-and-2 to 3rd-and-12. A 5-yard pass and field goal ensued.One drive later, Etta-Tawo made a 40-yard catch to bring the Orange to Colgate’s 23-yard line. A pass to Steve Ishmael put SU in the red zone. But again, the offense stalled.Devin Butler will playBabers wasn’t sure on Wednesday if freshman running back/wide receiver Devin Butler would play at all this season. “He’s right on the cusp,” Babers said, citing depth at both spots as a reason Butler might redshirt.But when Steve Ishmael was called for a personal foul on SU’s first drive of the third quarter, it was Butler who came in to replace the veteran. Butler stayed on for three plays, came off, then was back in for one play in the drive.Butler didn’t record a statistic but did come back into the game late in the fourth quarter with the likes of freshman Sean Riley and Adly Enoicy. He lined up a outside receiver each time, though he did practice with the running backs for part of training camp. Comments Published on September 3, 2016 at 12:57 am Contact Jon: [email protected] | @jmettus Facebook Twitter Google+
The Bet9ja Nigeria National League (NNL) have banned Crown FC of Ogbomoso from playing at their home ground, the Soun Township Stadium following ceaseless crowd violence against match officials and visiting teams.The club will now play the remainder of their home games in Abeokuta, with the League Management also ruling that the Soun Township Stadium in Ogbomoso will not host NNL games for the next two years.“Official Report received by the league management body indicts Supporters and officials of Crown FC for assaulting match referees and players and officials of their opponent, Abia Comets in matchday 29 fixture in the Southern Conference.” An official statement from the NNL explains.“The supporters of Crown descended on the match officials and beat them up with security personnel watching without intervention, the uniform of the center referee was torn and stop watches of the three officials were destroyed.”Two officials of Crown FC, Mr. Adetunde Adewunmi, the team manager and Mr. Alabi Jonathan, who is the Team’s Physio, were also suspended from all NNL activities indefinitely and are to face the League’s Compliance Unit on Wednesday 27th of September 2017.Furthermore, Crown FC was handed heavy monetary fines as stated below:To pay the sum of N2, 000.000, 00 (Two million) for beating match officials and the away team.Will pay N1, 500,000 being compensation to match officials on items damaged as well as for two Camera of Abia Comets destroyed.Pay N500,000.00 (Five hundred thousand) as medical bills for match officials, Abia Comets Players and officials assaulted.NNL added: “management has equally mandated the Oyo State Football Association and Crown FC management to produce the assailants involved in the attack of match officials and to ensure they are brought before the NNL Compliance Division before their next home game.” RelatedNNL Match Day 2 Roundup: FC Taraba Secure Controversial Victory As Crown FC, Kaduna Utd Record Home WinsApril 22, 2019In “NNl”Eugenio LamannaJune 30, 2017Similar postClubs revolt as NFF fail to resolve NNL Super 8 crisisDecember 19, 2018In “NFF”
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Planting ProgressOn our farm in SE Nebraska corn planting is complete and beans are underway. The balance of the central corn states are making progress on corn plantings and are likely on pace with the five-year average. While north of I-90 weather is limiting planting. This is still within normal range, but if cold and wet conditions continues to linger then upside potential in the market is possible. WheatSome are suggesting that wheat may be damaged by cold temperatures, which may motivate farmers to put it up for hay, or tear it up and plant it to corn. Others say the cold weather may reduce test weight but increase protein levels. There is still a lot of wheat in storage from last year with low protein and heavy test weight, this could ultimately provide for great blending opportunities and limit any upside potential. Without a wheat rally it will be very difficult for corn futures to move significantly higher.Lack of droughtFor the first time in seven years the drought monitor shows no extreme drought conditions across the U.S. Once showers forecasted for the mid-south region move through, there will be few, if any, dry areas across the Corn Belt. In other words, weather conditions for the 2017 crop look nearly perfect to start, which is limiting price increases.2016 option tradesAs I will finish my 2016 options positions in late June, I compared the number of trades and profits I made this year to previous five. Interestingly, I made the most options trades in 2016; however, it’s worth noting that frequency of trading doesn’t correlate to increased profits.YearOptions tradedPremium per Bu.201638$.2520155$.0220145$.01201321$.01201217$.08201122$.10 Why is there so much variance year to year?Each marketing year is different and requires different strategy approaches. What works in one year, doesn’t always work in the next. This year the market stayed mostly sideways. Because of this, trades with shorter time periods and increased frequency were more profitable. While I never had more than 33% of my crop tied up in options throughout the year, I managed to collect 25 cents of trading options premium for all of my production bushels. I’m very happy with those results.Understanding the impact of broker commissionsWith so many options trades I mention above, it’s important to take into consideration broker fees when determining profitability. This is often dismissed by farmers as a small fee, but if not considered can make an impact on the bottom line.Two weeks ago May corn was trading around $3.60. I had previously sold a May $3.75 corn call for 11 cents give or take. On a particular day two weeks ago the $3.75 May call was trading for 3/8 of a cent to buy it back. I did NOT buy it back for what seems like nearly nothing. A farmer questioned my reasoning on that day, saying that weather could send the market higher than $3.75 in a matter of days. While I understood his point, and I hoped he was right, I still didn’t buy it back. The reason — my broker and CBOT exchange fees along with the 3/8 of a cent to buy back the call would have totaled nearly 1 cent per bushel.Seeing this individual trade outside of my marketing plan may seem shortsighted. Why wouldn’t someone do a sound trade that reduces risk exposure for 1 cent? The main reason: this trade only represents 10% of my 2016 crop production. I still have 85% of my 2017 crop production to sell and I need higher than current prices to be profitable. So, if the market swings above $3.75, and the worst decision I’ve made was to not buy back a call for 1 cent, I’m fine. When thinking about the big picture, I’m willing to sacrifice a loss on 10% of my crop when 85% of my next crop will benefit from that loss.(The call in question above was part of a straddle trade, which also involved a sold put position. Generally speaking when doing straddles it is usually best to let the call expire worthless while a case could easily be made to repurchase the short put position for less than a penny because the nature of a short put position can make a farmer have to buy corn which adds risk.)The total cost of commissionsUnfortunately, the market settled well under the strike price, so I made the right decision not to buy the call back. Often farmers don’t account for commissions in their marketing plan and don’t even realize what they are missing because individually they are usually small and seen as the “cost of doing business.” But, those commissions can really add up for farmers. For example, in the last year I’ve had 15 options expire worthless and eight that I let get exercised by choice (turning automatically into a futures position). If we assume each of those 23 trades were one contract each, I saved over $1,000 in commissions by not buying any of those options back. That $1,000 is a lot of money to pay for commissions on trades that are not likely even needed, despite the small reduction in perceived risk.Conflicts of interestFarmer’s also don’t always recognize the conflict of interest between brokers and their farmer clients. Generally, brokers make commissions based upon the number of trades executed. In other words, the more trades made, the more brokers make. To be clear, I’m not suggesting that most brokers intentionally make unethical decisions to increase their profits. For instance, in the example above it would be easy to justify buying back the $3.75 option two weeks before expiration because it would reduce my risk exposure. I’m just saying that farmers need to include the cost of doing a trade into their decision, and I doubt most brokers detail that out for them as to what and how fees are applied or why the farmer might not want to make the trade at all.Broker fee structuresFee structures vary from broker to broker. There is no set standard. Some charge the full “in and out” of an option upfront because they know some farmers will ride trades to expiration and not get out of them. Others charge more for options than futures (for the same reason). Unfortunately, I’ve also seen fee structures that were so strange and confusing that I would never consider working with a particular broker. I urge farmers to look carefully at their broker’s fees to make sure they are understood. Also, farmers should be wary of brokers who recommend excessive trades, suggest highly speculative trades, or do not fully explain not only the potential benefit of each trade, but also the potential concerns.Identifying good brokersPersonally, I have a great relationship with my broker and have worked with him for 10 years. I feel confident he watches my back and advises me when there is a potential of wasting money on commissions. For example, when I need to make a trade and he identifies a way to avoid extra commissions, he lets me know. The best brokers understand that it’s more about having a long-term relationship than making a quick buck. If both the broker and the farmer are making money, it’s a win-win. The expense of going aloneI’m also not saying that farmers should attempt to do options trading without the support of a reputable broker, even if that means slightly different or more expensive fee structures. Far from it. Trading options is very complicated and farmers would likely make more expensive mistakes going alone that would cost then more than the commissions of a broker. Sometimes you do get what you pay for. That being said, it’s important that farmers understand that brokers and farmers have different priorities and objectives. Brokers usually think like speculators and weigh each trade on its individual merits. I recommend that farmers aggregate all of their trades to an overall strategy, not just a few ideas. By doing that, most farmers would likely move from a strategy full of speculation to a less risky long-term strategy that will generally be more profitable. Jon grew up raising corn and soybeans on a farm near Beatrice, NE. Upon graduation from The University of Nebraska in Lincoln, he became a grain merchandiser and has been trading corn, soybeans and other grains for the last 18 years, building relationships with end-users in the process. After successfully marketing his father’s grain and getting his MBA, 10 years ago he started helping farmer clients market their grain based upon his principals of farmer education, reducing risk, understanding storage potential and using basis strategy to maximize individual farm operation profits. A big believer in farmer education of futures trading, Jon writes a weekly commentary to farmers interested in learning more and growing their farm operations.Trading of futures, options, swaps and other derivatives is risky and is not suitable for all persons. All of these investment products are leveraged, and you can lose more than your initial deposit. Each investment product is offered only to and from jurisdictions where solicitation and sale are lawful, and in accordance with applicable laws and regulations in such jurisdiction. The information provided here should not be relied upon as a substitute for independent research before making your investment decisions. 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What Nobody Teaches You About Getting Your Star… China and America want the AI Prize Title: Who … Related Posts Guest author John Fearon is CEO of Dropmyemail.com, which backs up emails in the cloud and Dropmysite.com, a cloud-based backup company.At any startup, the first hurdle is the lack of resources – lack of funds, lack of manpower, lack of time. Outsourcing – or relocating – the work can be a great to overcome those obstacles while controlling costs, increasing efficiency and even making workers happierBut it’s not a simple, one-size-fits-all process. In building my company – Dropmysite / Dropmyemail – I found that managing outsourcing was an ever-evolving combination of local and remote capabilities that stays flexible enough to meet changing conditions.(See also Are Crowdsourcing And Outsourcing No-Nos For Startups?)Learning The Hard Way: My Outsourcing ExperiencesWhen we launched two years ago, for example, the whole development team was based in India. As a one-man founder bootstrapping the business, this allowed me to hire a team for much less money.Plus, with India being 2.5 hours behind my Singapore headquarters, my productive workday was effectively extended. In the morning, I conducted business deals and meetings. Then, in the evening – as the team returned from their lunch – I would concentrate on working with them in real time over Skype on building our product.After six months, I was able to sign up a local CTO to help build a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) that enabled me to secure funding. With some cash in hand, I started building a local team of developers to be able to improve the product more quickly.At that point, I had two teams of technical workers in different locations – which started to cause problem. We had constant confusion, communication issues and lack of control. At this stage of the business we needed top talent, no low cost workers, so I ended the contract with the Indian team to focus on the local team.So far so good, but soon my lead technologist decided to go back to Argentina for family reasons. He had consistently delivered good work so we decided to try a long-distance relationship. He hired a few ace developers for the Argentinean team and everything seemed like smooth sailing.Eventually, though, the 12-hour time difference started to take a toll. Meetings were impossible to schedule and both teams were exhausted. Work delays proliferated, as even the assignments were received 12 hours later. We closed the Argentinian office, bringing one developers to Singapore.(See also The Pros And Cons Of IT Outsourcing: Globally, Nationally And Locally.)6 Outsourcing Lessons LearnedMy experience with outsources taught me a variety of valuable lessons:1. Keep Teams Together In One Place. Specific functions should be grouped in the same office and time zone to reduce miscommunications or time lags performing urgent work done. It also makes brainstorming sessions easier to coordinate to create better products.2. Not All Functions Need To Be Together. That said, it may not be necessary for different function teams to be together. Front office teams (sales and marketing, for example) should be in their home market while the back office (IT and operations) can be anywhere.3. Give Each Team A Focused Goal. Beyond stating the obvious, all teams need clear directions and key performance indicators (KPIs). Just as important, local and remote teams work better when staffed with self-starters who need less direct supervision.4. Contract Remote Teams On A Per Project Basis. This frees them to do their work without having to rely on other teams to proceed. The offshore work should be completed parallel to that done onshore. If the remote team isn’t pulling their weight, this approach contains the impact, reducing contamination of other teams and projects. Finally, per-project deals make it easier to replace them if necessary.5. Daily Communication/Alignment Is Critical. There needs to be constant two-way communication between teams. Remote technology development teams must make frequent reports back to the home base. The lead tech officer has to ensure that their work remains aligned to the overall company direction. Communication between business functions is also essential. Tech teams having to speak to each other, and also keep the salespeople in the loop so clients and partners stay informed.5. Outsourcing Strategies Must Continually Evolve. Currently, Dropmysite / Dropmyemail keeps core functions and technical development in Singapore, but we have business development staff in India, Japan, and the U.S. And we have outsourced side projects to other locales, including Vietnam. The key is to find and execute the right strategy at the right time.Lead image courtesy of Shutterstock. john fearon Tags:#international#startups#Telecommuting How OKR’s Completely Transformed Our Culture How to Get Started in China and Have Success
Serverless Backups: Viable Data Protection for … Tags:#cloud computing#IBM#OpenStack IBM is undeniably eager to get its cloud mission off the ground, which is why it just dropped some serious coin to pick up the cloud computing company SoftLayer today.No one is sure what the price tag for SoftLayer will be when the deal is finalized sometime in the third quarter, but the Wall Street Journal cites sources that peg the buy somewhere in the $2 billion range. When the dust settles, SoftLayer will be part of a new cloud services division in IBM, combined with Big Blue’s existing SmartCloud operations.On the surface, this is very much a “those who can’t do, buy” scenario. IBM will boost its own cloud roster by a reported 21,000 paying customers with the acquisition. Predictably, many observers are going to see this move as IBM’s play against Amazon Web Services’ dominant position in the public cloud computing sector.But enough with the obvious insights. Here are a few additional ramifications to today’s acquisition announcement you may not have come across elsewhere.IBM Sells More Servers, OpenStack Wins More ConvertsFirst, there’s the nature of SoftLayer’s cloud infrastructure, which uses its own home-grown cloud controller and application programming interface (API) and hardware exclusively from Supermicro. IBM has its own servers that seem likely to displace those from Supermicro.The cloud controller software that SoftLayer uses now will be a little harder to parse out. The cloud controller and APIs are how administrators and developers connect to the cloud servers and get them to deliver the performance and storage that an application needs. SoftLayer’s customers connect and control their cloud instances via this very software.But IBM has, in recent months, made a big push for the controllers and APIs offered by the open source OpenStack project. Moving forward, it seems likely that IBM will want its customers to connect to their combined cloud services using OpenStack APIs. Where this will leave SoftLayer’s existing customers, though, is anyone’s guess.So while Supermicro may lose a customer, OpenStack stands to gain some new code and quite a bit more standing in the cloud sector — especially if IBM opts to donate SoftLayer code to the OpenStack project. Even if IBM doesn’t donate SoftLayer’s code, IBM’s stewardship is likely to use a whole new set of OpenStack-based cloud services into the sector.All of which is pretty interesting for cloud developers and CIOs considering the cloud. Whether the acquisition will pay off for IBM, of course, remains unclear. But you can’t fault Big Blue for not aiming high; its goal is to generate $7 billion in cloud-based revenue by 2015, and SoftLayer looks to be a big part of that effort.Image courtesy of Shutterstock brian proffitt Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting How Intelligent Data Addresses the Chasm in Cloud Cloud Hosting for WordPress: Why Everyone is Mo…
Pixabay [Military Steps Security Protection by george_nick, February 14, 2016, CC0]By: David Lee Sexton Jr.Meet Dr. Thomas BrittDr. Thomas Britt was a Captain in the Army whose responsibility was to evaluate soldiers returning from Desert Storm during the late 1990s. Utilizing a variety of screening instruments, Britt and his colleagues sought to determine if returning soldiers suffered from medical or psychological health problems and designated certain cutoff scores which, when surpassed, indicated the need for an individual to speak to a medical or psychological professional (Caudle, 2018).The “Loony” LineBritt quickly noticed the presence of stigma associated with being sent to speak to a psychological professional. The peers and subordinates of individuals who were recommended for psychological intervention often referred to them as being in the “loony line” with the thought that they must be “crazy” and would likely no longer be fit for combat (Caudle, 2018). These observations led to Dr. Britt’s interest in the stigma surrounding mental health in the military and the challenges military personnel face that prevent them from seeking necessary mental health treatment.The Effects of StigmaBritt, Jennings, Cheung, Pury, and Zinzow (2015) indicate that active-duty military personnel are often reluctant to seek needed treatment for mental health problems for reasons similar to those reported by civilians. More specifically, the perception that others will think of them negatively due to stigma resulting in decreased feelings of self-worth. However, the military population also experiences unique barriers due to the preference of military personnel to handle their own issues and to “tough it out” (Britt et al., 2015; Caudle, 2018). Interestingly, Britt et al. (2018) later found that stigma associated with a soldier’s internalized perception of peers who seek mental health treatment may influence treatment-seeking decisions more than concerns about perceptions of stigma from others.These findings provide evidence that while military personnel’s views on mental illness have certainly improved since the days of General George C. Patton’s questionable method of handling shell-shocked soldiers in the 1940’s, there are still remnants of stigma despite valiant attempts to support the mental health needs of military personnel (Caudle, 2018). According to Britt, “there is this kind of sense that the climate has improved, and it probably has, but we saw in our qualitative research… that this stigma is alive and well.” (Caudle, 2018). In response, Dr. Britt is involved in projects aimed at applying academic research to create training programs with the end goal of overcoming stigma and changing the way in which military units view mental health treatment-seeking.Want to Learn More?More information on Dr. Britt, his team, and his current and past projects can be found here:http://twbritt.people.clemson.edu/ReferencesBritt, T. W., Jennings, K. S., Chueng, J. H., Pury, C. L., & Zinzow, H. M. (2015). The role of different stigma perceptions in treatment seeking and dropout among active duty military personnel. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 38, 142-149. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/prj0000120Caudle, N. (2018). When a warrior can’t go it alone. Glimpse Magazine, Clemson University. Retrieved from: http://glimpse.clemson.edu/6072/This post was written by a member of the MFLN Family Development Team. The Family Development team aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network Family Development team on our website, Facebook, and Twitter.
A man was arrested for allegedly giving triple talaq to his wife in the Ramraj area here, police said on Wednesday. Tehzib pronounced talaq three times on his wife, Nusrat Jehan, and forced her to leave the house in Nizampur village, they said quoting a compliant filed by Jehan.The incident took place on June 11 and since then Jehan has been living with her parents, police said. The man has been booked under the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act, 2019, they said.
Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Read Next Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary LATEST STORIES E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City In August, Marquez was among 22 people sanctioned by the department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control. He was accused of acting as a frontman for the Raul Flores Hernandez drug trafficking organization.Marquez has denied any wrongdoing and said he will work to clear his name. He is not known to face any criminal charges in the United States or Mexico.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAtlas says Marquez will continue his legal fight while at the team.Marquez has played internationally with AS Monaco, Barcelona and the New York Red Bulls. View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FILE – In this June 5, 2016 file photo, Mexico defender Rafael Marquez leaves the pitch after a Copa America group C soccer match against Uruguay at University of Phoenix Stadium, in Glendale, Ariz. Marquez is back with his club on Monday, Sept. 18 2017, more than a month after the U.S. Treasury Department named him on a sanctions list for alleged drug trafficking ties. Atlas says the 38-year-old defender is practicing with the team again and will continue his legal fight. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)MEXICO CITY — Mexican soccer star Rafael Marquez is back with his club more than a month after the U.S. Treasury Department named him on a sanctions list for alleged drug trafficking ties.Atlas said Monday that the 38-year-old defender is practicing with the team again.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:21Police report on Nov. 2013 Pampanga drug sting ‘full of lies’ — ex-PNP official00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Bucks re-sign 40-year-old guard Jason Terry
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Junior running back Ezekiel Elliott (15) carries the ball during OSU’s 38-10 win over Penn State on Oct. 17 at Ohio Stadium.Credit: Samantha Hollingshead / Photo EditorAfter eight wins in as many tries to begin the 2015 college football season, Ohio State is the third-best team in the country.That at least comes in the mind of the College Football Playoff selection committee, which released its first rankings of the 2015 season on Tuesday night.The Buckeyes opened the season as the unanimous No. 1 team in the Associated Press poll and have held that spot throughout the season, though their number of votes has dwindled from the start.OSU is joined by four Big Ten counterparts in the top 25: No. 7 Michigan State, No. 9 Iowa, No. 17 Michigan and No. 21 Northwestern.Alongside the Scarlet and Gray, the other three teams rounding out the current four-team playoff are No. 1 Clemson, No. 2 LSU and No. 4 Alabama.Last season, OSU appeared at No. 16 in the first CFP Poll after a 6-1 start to the season, including a second-week loss at home against Virginia Tech.The Buckeyes ended up winning their next six games to earn the fourth seed and went on to win the national championship after playoff wins against Alabama and Oregon.The College Football Playoff selection committee is made up of 12 members and is currently in its second season. New rankings are released each Tuesday until the end of regular season, followed by the final rankings on Dec. 6, the day after the end of the conference championship games.The complete top 25 of the first iteration of the rankings can be found below:1. Clemson2. LSU3. Ohio State4. Alabama5. Notre Dame6. Baylor7. Michigan State8. TCU9. Iowa10. Florida11. Stanford12. Utah13. Memphis14. Oklahoma State15. Oklahoma16. Florida State17. Michigan18. Mississippi19. Texas A&M20. Mississippi State21. Northwestern22. Temple23. UCLA24. Toledo25. Houston