Analyst Releases His Final AP Top 25 Poll Ballot

first_imgGeneric photo of footballs in an end zone.(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)The college football season comes to a close on Monday night as the Alabama Crimson Tide face off against the Clemson Tigers. It’s the third meeting between these two teams in the past four national title games.With the end of the season in sight, college football insider Brett McMurphy released his final top-25. There are a few familiar teams atop the list and one team making a significant jump – Army sits at No. 15 after demolishing Houston earlier this bowl season.Here’s the top five from McMurphy:Alabama/ClemsonAlabama/ClemsonOklahomaOhio StateNotre DameYou can see his full list below.My final AP ballot:1-CFB champ 2-Runner-up 3-OU 4-OhioSt 5-ND 6-LSU 7-Texas 8-UGA 9-UF 10-WSU 11-UK 12-UW 13-Mich 14-UCF 15-Army 16-A&M 17-Fresno 18-Syracuse 19-N’western 20-PSU 21-Boise 22-AppSt 23-UtahSt 24-UAB 25-WVU #APTop25— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) January 7, 2019Ohio State jumps Notre Dame for the No. 4 spot after the Buckeyes took down Washington in the Rose Bowl, while the Fighting Irish struggled against Clemson.McMurphy has seven non-Power 5 teams in his top 25 after their impressive performances in their respective bowl games.After tonight’s game between Clemson and Alabama, we’ll know who No. 1 is.last_img read more


New Federal Funding Agreement Expands Affordable Housing

first_imgNova Scotians in need of safe, affordable and accessible housing will soon have more options thanks to a new federal-provincial agreement. Premier Stephen McNeil, and Joanne Bernard, Minister responsible for Housing Nova Scotia, along with MP Scott Brison, on behalf of Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister responsible for the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, announced today, Aug. 17, that Housing Nova Scotia has entered into the new federal 2016 Social Infrastructure Fund Agreement. The new agreement doubles the current funding under the Investment in Affordable Housing. Targeted funding supports those who need it most by supporting affordable housing for seniors, the construction and renovation of shelters and transition houses for victims of family violence, and addressing repairs and improving the energy and water efficiency of existing social housing. Almost $75 million in total will be invested. Of the $75 million, the province will be responsible to match half of $42.8 million, while another $32 million will remain a federal contribution. “Creating opportunities for Nova Scotians to access safe and affordable housing is a major priority for government,” said Premier McNeil. “We have made good progress improving access and reducing waitlists and I am pleased to continue that momentum with this expanded partnership agreement with the federal government. I’ll be even more pleased when we have details to share on new and expanded programs for people in need across the province.” The province is currently planning how the funding will be used. “All Canadians need and deserve housing that is safe, adequate and affordable.” said Mr. Brison. “Through new investments in housing, government is helping to strengthen the economy and improve the quality of life for Canadians, providing better places to live and grow.” “This is not only an investment in affordable housing, but an investment in Nova Scotians, who all deserve to have a safe place to call home,” said Ms. Bernard. “This agreement represents a renewed commitment, with targeted support for those who need it most.” Thirty-two million of the almost $75 million being invested will be spent over the 2016-17 and 2017-18 fiscal years, and is comprised of $8.6 million to create affordable housing for seniors, $18.2 million for retrofit and renovations to social housing, and $5.2 million for victims of domestic violence. The cost-shared $42.8 million will require the province to commit $21.4 million in cost-matched funds, with only $7.05 million of that required in 2016-17.last_img read more


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