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Brett McMurphy Revealed His AP Top 25 Ballot This Week

first_imgBrett McMurphy speaking back when he worked at ESPN.Once again, college football fans were spoiled with another amazing weekend of action. From Ohio State defeating Penn State on the road to Notre Dame manhandling Stanford, it’s only inevitable that changes would be made in the AP Top 25.Perhaps the only guarantee is that Alabama is ahead of its competition. Nonetheless, several teams are certainly gravitating toward title-contending status.Following this past Saturday’s slate of games, Stadium’s college football insider Brett McMurphy had an interesting top 25. His top three teams all reside in the SEC.Here’s his list:AlabamaGeorgiaLSUOhio StateNotre DameOklahomaClemsonWest VirginiaAuburnWashingtonPenn StateMichiganKentuckyStanfordUCFMiamiColoradoOregonTexasWisconsinFloridaUSFMichigan StateNC StateCincinnatiMcMurphy went on to discuss his ballot, after receiving criticism for his ranking on the Buckeyes and Fighting Irish.Our CFB insider @Brett_McMurphy broke down his AP Top 25 ballot following Week 5 and fielded some questions from his Twitter followers in a new segment called: “Your A Idiot.” pic.twitter.com/4NlzFGFrh6— Stadium (@WatchStadium) October 1, 2018West Virginia had a nice boost in McMurphy’s poll, as the Mountaineers are firmly in his top 10. As for the biggest drop, BYU fell out of his list due to its blowout loss against Washington.With more intriguing matchups coming up this weekend, it’ll be interesting to see how McMurphy grades the elite programs in college football.last_img read more

Migiro urges action by all development partners to reach antipoverty goals

Stressing the need to address the disparities in today’s world by striving to reach the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro urged action by all partners to achieve the time-bound anti-poverty targets that were set by world leaders meeting at the United Nations in 2000.”Midway to the MDG target date of 2015, the world has registered mixed progress towards these targets,” she said in an address at Boston University yesterday, hailing advances in many parts of the world, including a number of Asian countries.While there has also been progress in a number of African States, there is growing poverty in the continent overall, she said. “The reality is that Africa’s current growth, while commendable, is still insufficient when set against the tremendous distance the continent needs to cover.” African governments must continue with institutional reforms that promote good governance and accountability, said Ms. Migiro, a former foreign minister of Tanzania. “They should especially improve transparency in the use of domestic and external development resources.”She praised the efforts of development partners while calling for further action. “Donor nations and development partners should demonstrate leadership by bringing the quality and quantity of their development assistance in line with their stated commitments,” she declared.The Deputy Secretary-General called for a series of measures, including lowering existing trade barriers, agricultural subsidies, and restrictive rules on investment. “Ultimately, progress towards the Millennium Development Goals requires leadership from all sides,” she said, pledging the UN’s full support in this process.Also on Tuesday, Ms. Migiro accepted the Boston University Award, saying she was “humbled and inspired.” She praised the institution’s long-standing ties to Africa. “This university houses one of the oldest African studies programmes in this nation. Its reputation as a centre of teaching and research on Africa is second to none,” she said. 18 April 2007Stressing the need to address the disparities in today’s world by striving to reach the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro urged action by all partners to achieve the time-bound anti-poverty targets that were set by world leaders meeting at the United Nations in 2000. read more

Elverum beat Montpellier – Besiktas remain undefeated in Bucharest

3. Elverum Handball311177:77(0)3 4. Besiktas Mogaz HT311178:90(-12)3 5. ABC/UMinho310296:95(1)2 1. HBC Nantes321094:78(16)5 HBC Nantes and Naturhouse La Rioja leading the “lower part” Group C and D of the VELUX EHF Champions League. The biggest surprise in Round 3 was made by Norwegian Elverum, who beat French Montpellier 32:31 (18:16) with Pujol and Mehl in the main roles with seven goals.This can be called a disaster for the team with over 7.000.000 EUR budget, which can’t be comparable with any of their rivals in Group C and D, but certainly making Montpellier a TOP 10 teams in Europe in this moment.Naturhouse La Rioja beat Tatran Presov 33:27, while Chekhovskie Medved outplayed RK Metalurg 25:21.STANDINGS: 5. TATRAN Presov310277:83(-6)2 3. HC Motor Zaporozhye311191:89(2)3 6. HC Metalurg310261:69(-8)2 Another French team HBC Nantes had no problem at the start of the European season. The newcomers in elite competition beat Portuguese ABC UMinho 35:33 to stay at the TOP of Group D.Turkish Besiktas MOGAZ won point in Bucharest against Dinamo 26:26, while Ukrainian Motor had no problem to win against Danish TT Holstebro 34:28.STANDINGS: 2. Dinamo Bucuresti312093:89(4)4 6. TTH Holstebro301287:98(-11)1 2. Chekhovskie Medvedi312081:77(4)4 1. Naturhouse La Rioja321092:85(7)5 4. Montpellier HB310289:86(3)2 Besiktas handballElverum handbalVelux EHF Champions League ← Previous Story RK Vardar Skopje win once again in Celje! Next Story → EHF CL Best 7: Ristovski, Palmarsson, Du Rietz, Sorensen… read more