ESPN Updates Predictions For The Power 5 Champions

first_imgHead coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide and head coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers.NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide and head coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers greet after the AllState Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)It was a pretty wild weekend in college football, with some big upsets and a couple of College Football Playoff contenders going down.ESPN’s Football Power Index has been updated following the Week 3 action. The numbers for its projected conference champions are pretty interesting.The FPI gives percent chances for teams to win their respective conferences. The metric also calculates each team’s chances of winning out.Here are the updated Power Five conference championship odds, via ESPN’s FPI.Four of the five power league representatives are over 50-percent. The one that isn’t is pretty surprising.ACC: Clemson Tigers (3-0) Head coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers celebrates after defeating the North Carolina State Wolfpack 38-31 at Carter Finley Stadium.(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)FPI rank: 6Conference win percentage: 57.6Win out percentage: 19.1Big Ten: Ohio State Buckeyes (3-0) Dwayne Haskins throwing a pass against UNLV.(Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)FPI rank: 3Conference win percentage: 39.6Win out percentage: 17.2Big 12: Oklahoma Sooners (3-0) (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)FPI rank: 5Conference win percentage: 64.9Win out percentage: 16.7Pac-12: Washington Huskies (2-1) Chris Petersen looks on prior to a game.(Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)FPI rank: 7Conference win percentage: 56.5Win out percentage: 17.4SEC: Alabama Crimson Tide (3-0) Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide on the field before taking on the Michigan State Spartans.(Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)FPI rank: 1Conference win percentage: 57.5Win out percentage: 34.7last_img read more

Most troops removed from Colombo

After the army defeated the LTTE in May 2009 after 30 years of war the government gradually began reducing the heavy military presence in and around Colombo. “We removed most of the army check posts in the city and handed it over to the police. This is as a result of the continuing improvements we see in the security of the city,” the military spokesman said. The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) however continues to call for the reduction in the military presence in the north and east of the country.President Mahinda Rajapaksa told the country last month during the third anniversary since the end of the war that the security forces would not be withdrawn from the north and east. (Colombo Gazette) Most of the emergency laws which were in place during the war were also removed and several roads which were closed for security reasons were also re-opened.The Army Headquarters located in Colombo is also being shifted outside the city to make way for star class hotels. The Defence Ministry today withdrew most of the troops from Colombo citing improved security conditions.Military spokesman Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya said that soldiers will remain only at a few selected locations in Colombo. (AUDIO BELOW) read more