ESPN Ranks College Football’s 10 Hardest Remaining Schedules

first_img 10. Arkansas9. Arizona8. West Virginia7. Oregon State6. Colorado5. Kansas4. Ole Miss3. Michigan2. LSU1. Florida[Related Article: ESPN Releases College Football Week 7 Power Rankings]Florida’s presence on the list should come as no surprise. The Gators’ final six games consists of No. 5 LSU, South Carolina, No. 3 Georgia, Vanderbilt, Missouri, and Florida State.Despite how well they played against Auburn last week, ESPN’s computers don’t think they’ll even be in contention to winning the SEC title, let alone winning out. ESPN’s FPI gives the Gators only a 0.5% chance of winning out and a 4.5% chance of winning the SEC.LSU, which came in second, was given substantially higher odds in both regards. The Tigers have a 4.8% chance of winning out and a 12.1% chance of winning the SEC.Michigan’s odds of winning out of winning the Big Ten are slim, but not outside the realm of possibility.Teams 4-10 were given no chance at all of winning out. Only Colorado and Arizona were given a slight chance of winning their respective conferences.What do you think? Can any of the teams on this list overcome the odds and win their respective title? A general view of florida's ben hill griffin stadiumGAINESVILLE, FLORIDA – NOVEMBER 17: A general view of first half action as the Idaho Vandals and Florida Gators play at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on November 17, 2018 in Gainesville, Florida. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)With six weeks of college football in the books, we’re almost at the halfway point of the 2019 season. In the Power Five conferences, 12 teams remain undefeated while several more are well-positioned for a run at the College Football Playoff.As we head into the second half of the college football season, ESPN has updated its Football Power Index and which teams have the toughest stretch of games.Ten teams ultimately stood out as having the toughest schedule in college football. But the teams with the absolute toughest schedules also happen to be among the top contenders for a national title.Here are the 10 teams with the toughest schedules in college football based on strength of schedule:last_img read more

New Act to strengthen coast guard activities

A new Act is to be introduced to strengthen the Department of Coast Guard and give it more powers.The task expected from the Department of Coast Guard which has been established by the Act no. 41 of 2009, is seen difficult to be performed within its present institutional structure. Accordingly, considering the timely needs, a proposal made by President Maithripala Sirisena, in his capacity as the Minister of Defence, to prepare a new Act by repealing the Act no. 41 of 2009, to establish the Department of Coast Guard department as a more powerful law enforcing authority, has been approved by the Cabinet of Ministers. (Colombo Gazette)