ESPN Ranks College Football’s 10 Toughest Remaining Schedules

first_imgAuburn football players tackling Jake Fromm.ATHENS, GA – NOVEMBER 10: Jake Fromm #11 of the Georgia Bulldogs is stopped by members of the Auburn Tigers defense on November 10, 2018 at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)One-fourth of the college football season is essentially out of the way. Most teams have played three regular season games at this point.Some teams have been challenged in the first few weeks, while others have to wait to play tougher opponents. It all depends on how your schedule is set up.One of the metrics included in ESPN’s Football Power Index (FPI) is remaining strength of schedule. It sorts teams out according to how the computer views the upcoming games on their schedule.Right now, Georgia has the toughest remaining schedule, per the FPI. The Bulldogs play Notre Dame on Saturday, then have a bye week, before traveling to Tennessee. Four-straight SEC East games (South Carolina, Kentucky, Florida and Missouri) follow, though three are at home. Then, Georgia ends the year with Auburn, Texas A&M and Georgia Tech.Here are the top 10 toughest remaining schedules, according to the FPI:GeorgiaSouth CarolinaTennesseeAuburnColoradoUSCLSUKansasOregon StateTexas A&MAs you can see, the strength of schedule metric favors SEC teams. Six of the top 10 are from the SEC, with three from the Pac-12 and one from the Big-12.You can view the full strength of schedule rankings here.last_img read more

830 jobs to go at Eircom

first_imgOVER 800 PEOPLE will leave telecoms company Eircom, as the company aims to restructure their operations.The redundancies are part of the overall moves at the company aimed at shedding 2,000 jobs by next year.The workers will leave the company on an incentivised exit scheme after they applied for an early retirement scheme.An Eircom spokesperson said that those who had qualified for the redundancy had had their options explained to them. Staff who qualified have received one to one consultations to explain the options available to them. The company will now work through the process of assessing and confirming the applications by the end of November and the company remains on track to reach its target to reduce headcount levels by 2,000 by June 2014.The redundancies will come from across the company, with a number of different professions being hit.Read: Eircom’s broadband customers, revenue and earnings fall in year to end of JuneRead: Eircom enters the television market to compete with Sky and UPClast_img read more