NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 23: Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit, Chris Fowler are seen during ESPN’s College GameDay show at Times Square on September 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)With the first two weeks of the college football season in the books, ESPN has released predictions for each major conference. These projections are subject to change once conference play comes around.ESPN’s Football Power Index serves as a measure of each team’s strength based on their performances and upcoming schedule.It’s still early in the season, but each conference has a clear favorite through the first two weeks.Although it won’t exactly surprise many people, the two best teams in the country are favored to win their respective conference. Clemson is projected to get through the ACC with ease, meanwhile Alabama is favored to get through a crowded SEC that features programs, such as Georgia and LSU. Oklahoma is expected to win the Big 12 this year under Jalen Hurts. It’ll have to fend off Texas if it wants to win another conference title.The other conference winners are a little bit more bold. ESPN has Wisconsin winning the Big Ten and Oregon coming out of the Pac-12.ESPN’s FPI released percentages for how likely these programs are to win their conference. Here are those percentages:Clemson – 90.0 percentOklahoma – 60.6 percentOregon – 52.4 percentAlabama – 48.7 percentWisconsin – 30.0 percentIt’ll be interesting to see how these projections change as the season goes on.Do you agree with these conference champion predictions?
by The Canadian Press Posted Oct 23, 2015 2:54 pm MDT Last Updated Oct 23, 2015 at 4:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (13,953.66, up 75.55 points):First Quantum Minerals Ltd. (TSX:FM). Miner. Up 19 cents, or 2.54 per cent, to $7.67 on 7.9 million shares.Yamana Gold Inc. (TSX:YRI). Miner. Up 13 cents, or 4.06 per cent, to $3.33 on 6.4 million shares.Teck Resources Ltd. (TSX:TCK.B). Miner. Up 16 cents, or 1.82 per cent, to $8.95 on 5.5 million shares.B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Miner. Up two cents, or 1.27 per cent, to $1.59 on 4.9 million shares.Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Oil and gas. Down 16 cents, or 1.49 per cent, to $10.59 on 4.8 million shares.Kinross Gold Corp. (TSX:K). Miner. Up nine cents, or 3.04 per cent, to $3.05 on 4.4 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Bank of Nova Scotia (TSX:BNS). Bank. Up 39 cents, or 0.63 per cent, to $62.05 on 2.1 million shares. Scotiabank is telling employees to get ready for certain offices across the country to close over the next two years as it digitizes a number of functions related to processing documents. The bank says it will open two new hubs in the Toronto area with more advanced technology to handle those tasks.TransForce Inc. (TSX:TFI). Trucking, courier services. Up $1.96, or 8.17 per cent, to $25.96 on 775,004 shares. The Montreal-based company, whose customers include Amazon and Google, says it is on track for a big boost in e-commerce related revenues. TransForce anticipates $18 million in revenues this year from providing same-day service in about six markets for Amazon, the world’s largest e-commerce player, while the addition of eight to 10 urban markets should almost double its take next year. Most actively traded companies on the TSX