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?
Meknes – The in Morocco (SIAM) received, in its 9th edition in Meknes, around 400.000 visitors during the first five days, a step on the way of attaining one million visitors by the end of the show on May 3rd, said SIAM organizer Jaouad Chami at a press briefing.“We received on Sunday about 150,000 visitors who flocked to this show, which is has become over the years a must-see African Agriculture event”, he said.The 9th edition will run for 10 days rather than 5. The first 5 days will be opened to professionals while the public will have access to the fair over the remaining period. Over 29 conferences have been held so far, Chami said, noting that the show is considered as a potential for cooperation between African countries represented at the show.The show surface area was expanded to 172,000 m² which provides a new look to SIAM.Held under the patronage of King Mohammed VI, the 9th edition of the show, in which the European Union (EU) is the guest of honor, includes exhibitions, conferences and B to B meetings and a competition for the 2014 SIAM trophy.