Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — April 13, 2018

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest 180413_RyanMartinWarm air continues to surge north across the state today. Temperatures will be a good 10-15 degrees above normal, fueled by strong south winds averaging 15-30 mph. However, clouds will be on the increase today, as we get closer to moisture from our approaching frontal boundary. That moisture should hold off in most places until tomorrow.Significant rains are here for the weekend. Saturday and Sunday we have combined rain totals of .1”-2.5” with coverage at 90% of the state. To get into the upper part of the range, you will need to have a few stronger thunderstorms, and we think that the best shot at those will be in west central and NW Ohio. There is a fairly good strong to severe weather threat for late tomorrow afternoon and overnight, and a second chance late morning to midday on Sunday. Rains will come and go tomorrow, and we expect some significant holes in the coverage to be seen through mid-afternoon. But, then things fill in a lot more, the closer we get to the cold front itself. Behind the front, significantly colder air blasts in Sunday late afternoon and evening. In fact, we expect lingering moisture to change over to and end as some sloppy wet snow Sunday night, and we can’t rule out on and off wet snow for Monday. Strong northwest winds will be at 15-30 mph overnight Sunday night and Monday, and temps will be back to 10-12 degrees below normal at least, perhaps 15 degrees below normal in spots. The map above shows total precipitation through Monday morning.While clouds and cold air dominate Monday, we should see better chances for sunshine Tuesday, but it stays cool.The cool air holds through most of the rest of the week. AT midweek on Wednesday we have a light rain back in the forecast, with showers over northern Indiana that produce up to .25” of liquid. We do expect rain, not snow from this event. South of I-70, we see nothing, and may even see some sunshine. We are dry to finish the week.AT the end of the 10 day period, we have our next front arriving for the 22nd with rains of half to 1.25” For the extended 11-16 day window, we have 2 more systems, one on the 25th with .25”-1” rains, and finally, a strong low coming out of the plains for the 28th with .5”- 1” rains. Coverage from all three systems will be around 70% to 80% of the state. This forecast, as it currently sits, continues to have not quite enough dryness in-between systems to see significant field work through the end of April.last_img read more

How To Invest In Your Personal Growth When You Are Broke

first_img Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Now Anonymous writes: “I want to improve myself, but I don’t have any money to invest in programs.”Even though you may not have a lot of money right now, you have to invest as much as you possibly can in your personal and professional development. In fact, if you don’t have money now, you should invest so much that it is uncomfortable for you. It’s the fastest way to change your financial situation—forever.But let’s look at what you can do with little to no money.You are the primary asset you have with which to generate all of the results in your life. And, happily, you own that asset free and clear. But the asset that is “you” isn’t worth what it could be, and this true no matter who you are and no matter what your present value is now. You are like a large plot of land; you aren’t as valuable as you might be until you start making improvements.So where to begin when you don’t have much to invest? Not to worry. You only need to invest your time and your energy.First, the Internet is the greatest, free personal and professional development resource in the known Universe. Maybe you want to improve your sales skills. Maybe you want to learn to be a better sales manager. Maybe you want to learn how to build a community. Maybe you want to improve your mindset. Maybe you need to be more resourceful, more creative. Maybe you want greater business acumen. It’s all here, and it’s all free.You can also download eBooks on virtually anything that interests you. Some smart people post PDFs and PowerPoint presentations you can download and study.Second, let’s say you can scrape together $90. That’ll buy you about four books. Or you could buy a Kindle from Amazon.com and reduce the cost of almost every book you read from that point forward to about $9.99. More still, your reader will let you highlight passages, take notes right in the book, and it will create Kindle page where you can store them for future reference. For less than $10 and 6 hours of your life, you can learn something from someone who spent the better part of their life studying, learning, and writing about their chosen subject.Maybe you want to listen to people speak about some subject that might enhance your overall knowledge of how the world works. You can find a master class on creativity, gamification, drive, market segmentation, or leadership. All of this and more is only a few mouse clicks away.Of all of the investments you can make, none will produce a greater return. The time you spend developing yourself personally and professionally will increase your earnings and the quality of your life for the rest of your life. And even if you have a college education, there is no reason to stop learning, to stop developing, and to stop growing.Invest in yourself.QuestionsWhat do you need to learn?What would your own personal or professional development plan need to look like to learn what you need to know now?How much money would you need to invest to study a half an hour a day?What’s stopping you from making investments?last_img read more

Shillong clubs rule in Federation Cup

first_imgIt was a day when the clubs from Shillong dominated their big brothers at the Federation Cup.While Royal Wahingdoh defeated Churchill Brothers 2-1 at the Balewadi Sports Complex, in Pune, another Shillong out-fit Lajong FC stunned Mohun Bagan 3-1 at the same ground on Monday.Wahingdoh Skipper Seityasen Singh gave his team the lead in the 29th minute. Jackichand Singh doubled the lead in the 53rd minute with a solo effort from the mid-field. Henry did pull one back but it was a bit too late.In Lajong’s match, Lalhimthara took his team forward in the 45th minute only for Odafa Okolie to restore parity in the 58th minute. Johnny Meyongar put Lajong ahead again in the 74th minute with James Gbilee scoring the third in the 81st minute. With this defeat Bagan’s journey in the Federation Cup ended.In other matches, Dempo beat Mohammedan Sporting 3-1 in Kolkata while defending champions East Bengal defeated Pune FC 2-1.Ranti Martins opened the account for Dempo in the third minute. Clifford Miranda then doubled the score with Koko Sakibu scoring the third. Stanley in the 66th minute. In the other match, East Bengal’s Scottish recruit Alan Gow put them ahead in the 42nd minute. Jeje Lalpekhlua equalised for Pune in the 57th minute but in the 82nd minute Robin Singh struck the winner.last_img read more

10 months agoPochettino can sense stronger mentality from Spurs players

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Pochettino can sense stronger mentality from Spurs playersby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino says he can sense a stronger mentality from his players this season.Pochettino believes his players need to adopt a strong mental toughness to add to their fluent passing football.”In the last four of five years we play so well, the people enjoy a lot watching us but we need in some moments to be, I don’t know if the word is naughty, but smart in how you compete and that we still miss. But we have the opportunity in the next few months to show we are capable to be more competitive,” he said.The Argentine feels his team have progressed considerably from the May 2016 league game against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in which they lost a 2-0 lead and drew 2-2, which handed the 2015-16 title to Leicester.”We were nice kids playing football, now we are more mature, more competitive,” he said. “We will see if that is enough to win titles. We grow a lot in the last five years and I think this game was important to learn a lot.” last_img read more

3 days agoJoao Cancelo believes he can win Champions League with Man City

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Joao Cancelo believes he can win Champions League with Man Cityby Paul Vegas3 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveJoao Cancelo believes he can win the Champions League with Manchester City. Cancelo joined City from Juventus in the summer and, after a settling-in period at the Etihad, he is set for a fourth successive start tonight against Atalanta.”I’ve been aiming to win this competition since I was a child,” Cancelo said. “I came here because it’s my type of football. Man City is one of the teams that can win the Champions League.”Cancelo has previous experience of Gian Piero Gasperini’s side, having faced them with Juve in Serie A.”I believe we are both strong teams, all the teams in the Champions League are strong teams and I believe it will be a lively, interesting match,” he said.”I hope we will get the three points because if we get up to nine points it will put us in a secure position in the group.” last_img read more

Breaking: ESPN Shutting Down Grantland Effective Immediately

first_imgESPN promotion for Grantland Sports.Grantland/ESPNUpdate 2: Simmons has weighed in on the situation. He called the treatment of his former colleagues “simply appalling.”I loved everyone I worked with at G and loved what we built. Watching good/kind/talented people get treated so callously = simply appalling.— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) October 30, 2015Update: According to James Andrew Miller, all of Grantland’s writers will have their contracts honored. Furthermore, the network “intends” to use the sports writers on other platforms.All @Grantland33 writers will have their contracts honored; intent is to use sports writers on other @espn platforms.— James Andrew Miller (@JimMiller) October 30, 2015 espn grantland shut downGrantland/ESPNEarlier: ESPN sports and pop-culture blog Grantland, which was founded back in 2011 by former employee Bill Simmons, is being shut down by the network. Simmons parted ways with ESPN back in May, and Chris Connelly had been in charge since.The Worldwide Leader announced the news Friday via the following statement:Effective immediately we are suspending the publication of Grantland.  After careful consideration, we have decided to direct our time and energy going forward to projects that we believe will have a broader and more significant impact across our enterprise.Grantland distinguished itself with quality writing, smart ideas, original thinking and fun.  We are grateful to those who made it so.  Bill Simmons was passionately committed to the site and proved to be an outstanding editor with a real eye for talent.  Thanks to all the other writers, editors and staff who worked very hard to create content with an identifiable sensibility and consistent intelligence and quality. We also extend our thanks to Chris Connelly who stepped in to help us maintain the site these past five months as he returns to his prior role.Despite this change, the legacy of smart long-form sports story-telling and innovative short form video content will continue, finding a home on many of our other ESPN platforms.Reaction has been pouring in from many in the industry. ESPN’s handling of @Grantland33 and its staff post-Simmons has been, to be blunt, a train wreck. That staff deserved much better.— Richard Deitsch (@richarddeitsch) October 30, 2015Writing seemed to be on the wall the past few weeks, but still a major bummer nonetheless https://t.co/d9qJlNpTbK— Ben Axelrod (@BenAxelrod) October 30, 2015.@Grantland33 gave some of my favorite writers a chance to do whatever the hell they wanted to do for a long time. That’s great.— HALLRAISER (@edsbs) October 30, 2015The decision to end @Grantland33 was a very recent one according to sources at @espn— James Andrew Miller (@JimMiller) October 30, 2015I have read Grantland every day since launch. There is going to be an real hole in my life with it gone. I’m so sorry for everyone involved.— Will Leitch (@williamfleitch) October 30, 2015More as we learn it.last_img read more

Canadian industries concerned about knockon effects of Bombardier tariffs

first_imgCALGARY – The U.S. Department of Commerce’s decision this week to slap major tariffs on Bombardier has raised concerns about ripple effects across Canada’s trade exposed industries.Jean Simard, president of the Aluminium Association of Canada, said the decision to impose duties of 220 per cent on Bombardier’s CSeries jets creates uncertainty across the manufacturing sector, including those supplying raw materials.“This very strong signal of enforcement by the U.S. administration adds up to a very volatile business environment, which nobody likes.”He said the aggressive move threatens to disrupt the well-integrated manufacturing processes, with industries like aluminum smelting possibly hit by collateral damage from the trade talks.“When you start tweaking the rules, the complexity of the consequences can be phenomenal,” said Simard.“Any decision of this kind certainly sends a tremor through the supply chain throughout North America.”Unifor president Jerry Dias said the Bombardier tariff is the latest U.S. move against many of Canada’s key industries.“They’re going after Bombardier, they’re talking about steel, aluminum, so there’s a whole bunch of balls in the air right now.”“They are going after the heart of so many of our industries, so ultimately we need to find a remedy, and I would suggest that has to be fairly quickly before this thing continues to digress,” said Dias.The concerns for business come as the third round of North American free trade talks wrapped up in Ottawa Wednesday, with little progress on key issues like domestic content requirements in manufacturing.Canadian softwood-lumber producers have already felt the impact of the tactics with the U.S. imposing tariffs on imports earlier this year.A spokesman for the Forest Products Association of Canada said the group had no comment on what the Bombardier tariffs might mean for their efforts to resolve their impasse with the U.S.Bernard Wolf, an economics professor at York University’s Schulich School of Business, said the U.S. tactics are misguided as they can do real damage to a system that’s benefited everyone.“There are supply chains that have been established, particularly in the automotive industry, that you can really mess up.”Wolf said the latest tariffs show the U.S. is looking to take advantage of any perceived subsidies or unfairness in the system.“This certainly is a red flag in terms of the Americans looking for other areas where there are subsidies,” he said.“The whole administration is trying to be more aggressive wherever it can. It’s very much America first.”Ian Lee, an associate professor at Carleton University’s Sprott School of Business, said the moves against open trade go much deeper than U.S. President Donald Trump, and that he’s tapping into greater frustration about perceived negative effects of trade deals.“He’s decided he’s going to go after those parts of the NAFTA agreement that have disadvantaged the United States.”Lee said Canada has long protected airlines, banking, telecoms and especially dairy through supply management while pushing for open access to the U.S. markets, and the U.S. is now pushing back.“We’re approaching a Rubicon, where the Americans are saying here’s our line in the sand, here’s the things we want. And they are going to get it or walk away.”Graham Lloyd, CEO of the Dairy Farmers of Ontario, said, however, that he has faith the federal government will continue to stand up for the dairy industry, despite U.S. dairy farmers being desperate to access the Canadian market.“We don’t have any reason to have doubt the government wants to and will continue to protect us.”While it’s not clear what concessions or policy changes might result from the trade disputes, Simard at the aluminium association says the disputes themselves are making it very difficult for industries to make any sort of long-term plans and investments.“We’re just having layers of uncertainty upon layers of uncertainty,” he said. “You have to be able to see down the road. Right now we don’t see the road.”last_img read more

Fort St John Chapter of the ALS Society holds Walk to End

first_img“It went really well, actually. We ended up raising, I think there’s still money coming in, but we ended up raising $43,963.”Out of that amount, Charlie Lake Elementary School managed to raise $12,000 in funds.The event featured food, music, games, raffles, and activities for the entire family.All money raised from the Walk goes towards helping support patients, families and caregivers that are fighting ALS. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Chapter of the ALS Society held their second annual ‘Walk to End ALS’ on Sunday, June 2.Over 200 walkers met at the corner of 100 street and 100 Avenue to take part in the Walk.Walk Coordinator, Audrey Jones, says the walk went really well, managing to raise close to $44,000 from this year’s walk.last_img

We need to catch momentum now Ashwin

first_imgNew Delhi: After succumbing to a five-wicket loss to Delhi Capitals on Saturday, Kings XI Punjab captain R. Ashwin said his team needs to catch momentum and come back on the winning track in the remaining games of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) season. “This tournament is all about stringing wins together and we need to catch the momentum now,” Ashwin said after Punjab succumbed to their third loss in the last four games. Put in to bat first on a slow Feroz Shah Kotla pitch, swashbuckling West Indies opener Chris Gayle smacked 37-ball 69 as the Punjab-based franchise posted 163/7 in their stipulated quota of 20 overs. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh However, Delhi, who have had a poor record at the home ground in the ongoing IPL, chased down the target riding on the half-centuries from Shikhar Dhawan (56) and Shreyas Iyer (58*), with two balls to spare. Ashwin said the total put up by his team was “just below par” because of the dew. “It was quite hard to grip the ball for the spinners. We lost too many wickets in the middle despite Gayle playing a brilliant knock,” he said. He also rued the fact that spinner Mujeeb ur Rehman had to sit out because of an injury. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced later “Someone like Mujeeb is a very important player for us. It happened last year as well, he got a soft tissue injury. It was quite disappointing from that angle,” the off-spinner said. “But having said we have enough talent to back him up but unfortunately we didn’t have enough runs on the board today. We were giving away one or two soft boundaries and we need to be tight there. If we had 12-13 in the last over, we would have fancied ourselves,” he added. With five wins from 10 games, Kings XI are currently placed at the fourth spot in the points table. They will next face bottom-placed Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Wednesday.last_img read more

How Alabama Ohio State Or Someone Else Can Crash The Playoff

CHANCE OF MAKING THE PLAYOFF How the outcome changes teams’ playoff odds UCF0.10.1<0.1<0.1 Auburn58.659.157.20.8 How the outcome changes teams’ playoff odds Miami26.026.225.60.3 Auburn58.6>99.99.444.9 USC10.611.99.01.5 Stanford3.33.82.70.6 Just as the SEC title game is basically do-or-die for the two teams involved, this contest is a simple binary for Wisconsin: Win, and clinch a semifinal berth; lose, and see those chances fall to basically nothing. Fair or not, a one-loss Wisconsin team would not compare favorably with the other playoff contenders, given its weak strength of schedule. For the Buckeyes, however, things aren’t quite that simple. Yes, they can boost their chances with a victory — which our model gives a 56 percent chance of happening — but OSU is far from a lock even if it wins. The Buckeyes will also need TCU to do them a big favor by upsetting Oklahoma — further boosting OSU’s chances to 75 percent — and hope for the committee to look favorably upon their impressive victories (and ignore their 55-24 loss to Iowa).Beyond the Big Ten, Alabama has the big rooting interest here. Since they don’t control their own destiny, the one-loss Crimson Tide need favorable contrasts in the eyes of the committee — and that means setting up a comparison against two-loss Ohio State, not undefeated Wisconsin. Bama’s playoff chances would be about 18 percentage points higher with a win by the Buckeyes than a win by the Badgers. And USC also requires an Ohio State victory here, as another component of its long-shot playoff bid. UCF0.1<0.10.1<0.1 Ohio State32.833.431.40.8 SEC Championship: Auburn vs. Georgia Saturday, 4 p.m. ET on CBS The only other game with potential playoff implications is the AAC Championship Game between Central Florida, which is making a bid for a perfect season, and Memphis. Sadly, because of UCF’s schedule strength, its chances of making the playoff are remote. But the combination of outcomes that gives the Knights the highest playoff probability (granted, still a measly 0.19 percent) involves wins by UCF, Clemson, Ohio State, TCU and Stanford. So, to all the fans of stale memes down in Orlando: Yes, I’m telling you there’s a chance.But most likely, the playoff will contain the SEC winner, the ACC winner, plus Wisconsin and Oklahoma — if they win — or Ohio State and/or Alabama (or maybe TCU or USC if the committee’s feeling really crazy) should the Badgers and/or Sooners fall. It’s an oddly tidy set of contingencies for a championship weekend that some are calling the best ever. But at the same time, I have a feeling this season isn’t quite out of surprises yet.Check out our latest college football predictions. Miami26.026.125.90.1 Using FiveThirtyEight model simulations as of Nov. 29. Average change is weighted by the probability of each outcome. TEAMCURRENTIF OHIO ST. WINSIF WISCONSIN WINSAVG. CHG (+/-) Oklahoma65.5%99.9%7.7%43.2 pts Alabama30.430.729.80.4 Big Ten Championship: Wisconsin vs. Ohio StateSaturday, 8 p.m. ET on FOX Clemson76.576.976.00.4 TEAMCURRENTIF STANFORD WINSIF USC WINSAVG. CHG (+/-) Auburn58.656.861.62.2 Wisconsin45.1%2.3%>99.9%48.1 pts Clemson76.5>99.919.233.3 Miami26.026.225.70.3 Pac-12 Championship: Southern California vs. StanfordFriday, 8 p.m. ET on ESPN UCF0.10.10.1<0.1 Stanford3.34.12.30.9 Georgia44.045.042.81.1 TCU7.17.66.60.5 USC10.613.96.43.7 TCU7.18.94.92.0 The ACC Championship is also very close to an NCAA quarterfinal. Certainly the committee is guaranteed to take Clemson (which placed No. 1 in this week’s College Football Playoff rankings) if the Tigers beat Miami for the conference crown — which our model assigns a 71 percent probability of happening. If the Canes win, our model thinks there’s roughly an 11 percent chance that they’d somehow be on the outs — think a universe in which Oklahoma, Wisconsin and Georgia all win and the committee prefers Alabama’s résumé to Miami’s — but that’s unlikely. (Miami is only one slot behind Alabama in strength of record before a hypothetical win over Clemson.)Then again, our model also says the Tigers would have about a 19 percent chance of making the playoff even if they don’t beat Miami, a scenario that most likely involves TCU and Ohio State victories muddying the water for the committee. And several other teams across the country would benefit from Clemson winning, most notably USC (in Step 5 of the Trojans’ improbable CFP charge). Auburn58.659.457.60.9 Ohio State32.833.332.30.5 Much like Wisconsin and both SEC title contestants, Oklahoma can basically assure itself of a playoff berth with a victory over TCU here. With a one-loss résumé accentuated by the most dominating offense in the nation (plus another win over a top-15 team if they do beat the Frogs), the Sooners can also help vindicate the Big 12’s decision to revive its conference championship game this year. But that decision could very well backfire on the conference, too, and leave it without a playoff team yet again if TCU pulls off the upset. We give the Sooners a 63 percent chance of winning and making all of this moot; there’s even an unlikely backdoor route for OU if it loses that involves Ohio State winning the Big Ten. But the most straightforward path for Oklahoma (and the Big 12) is a Sooner victory.For TCU’s part, its playoff hopes are remote (if not nonexistent) and wouldn’t crack 20 percent even if it does upset the Sooners. According to the swing in our model’s playoff chances, Alabama actually has the second-greatest stake in the Big 12 Championship of any team in the country, including the Frogs. Bama would see its CFP chances swell from 30 percent to 48 percent if TCU beats Oklahoma, since the one-loss Tide are directly competing with the Sooners for a playoff spot. (In fact, Alabama fans should be watching this matchup far more intently than they will the SEC title game.) Likewise, Ohio State has a big stake in TCU winning, as does USC and several other contenders. In terms of outside rooting interests, this Big 12 title game is easily the most important game of the weekend. UCF0.10.10.10.0 Oklahoma65.565.865.10.3 How the outcome changes teams’ playoff odds TEAMCURRENTIF CLEMSON WINSIF MIAMI WINSAVG. CHG (+/-) Oklahoma65.565.565.40.1 Georgia44.044.044.0<0.1 TCU7.1<0.119.18.9 Auburn58.658.958.20.4 USC10.66.218.05.5 How the outcome changes teams’ playoff odds How the outcome changes teams’ playoff odds USC10.6%<0.1%23.6%11.7 pts Miami26.025.227.31.0 USC10.611.29.10.9 Using FiveThirtyEight model simulations as of Nov. 29. Average change is weighted by the probability of each outcome. Clemson76.575.079.01.9 Georgia44.043.644.70.5 Alabama30.432.827.52.6 ACC Championship: Clemson vs. MiamiSaturday, 8 p.m. ET on ABC TCU7.17.66.50.5 Georgia44.0%0.1%96.2%47.7 pts TEAMCURRENTIF AUBURN WINSIF GEORGIA WINSAVG. CHG (+/-) Alabama30.438.520.19.1 Ohio State32.827.342.16.9 UCF0.10.1<0.1<0.1 Using FiveThirtyEight model simulations as of Nov. 29. Average change is weighted by the probability of each outcome. After 14 weeks of anticipation, we’ve made it: College football’s championship weekend is finally upon us. Come Sunday at noon, the playoff selection committee will reveal its picks for the Final Four — who still has national championship life, and who’s left out in the cold. But we don’t really have to wait until then for clues about which teams will be booking flights for Pasadena and New Orleans on New Year’s Day. Based on what happens in this week’s games and a little tinkering with our college football predictions, we can make an educated guess about what the committee’s choices will be — though it has been known to throw us a curveball every now and then. Here’s what our model says to watch for over the weekend: TEAMCURRENTIF OKLAHOMA WINSIF TCU WINSAVG. CHG (+/-) Wisconsin45.145.045.10.1 The winner of this game is practically guaranteed to make the playoff. For Auburn — which the FiveThirtyEight model has favored here with a 54 percent chance of victory — that would mean capping off one of the most remarkable stretch runs in college football history. After losing to LSU on Oct. 14, Auburn had a 5-2 record and was staring at a mere 4 percent playoff probability. But a string of wins that includes beating two No. 1-ranked teams (at game time) has the Tigers set up for a potential CFP clincher. And on the UGA side of things, the Dawgs can get sweet revenge for their 40-17 loss on the Plains in November, stamping a playoff ticket for the first time in program history.Neither team has much margin for error if it loses, however. We give Georgia a 1-in-905 chance of being picked for the playoff without an SEC title, and while Auburn’s chances are slightly better with a loss (9 percent), the Tigers would need a convoluted sequence of events that includes TCU upsetting Oklahoma just to have any glimmer of hope from the committee. And as far as outside rooting interests go, the outcome here has surprisingly little effect on the rest of the CFP picture. (Even Alabama, sitting at home twiddling its thumbs, doesn’t see its chances budge much either way.) At most, USC needs an Auburn win as part of a very specific scheme that can push its chances with the committee up to a coin flip (more on that later). TCU7.17.46.60.3 Wisconsin45.145.245.00.1 Clemson76.577.874.81.5 Clemson76.576.376.70.2 Using FiveThirtyEight model simulations as of Nov. 29. Average change is weighted by the probability of each outcome. CHANCE OF MAKING THE PLAYOFF CHANCE OF MAKING THE PLAYOFF Miami26.0%<0.1%89.2%36.8 pts Ohio State32.835.529.53.0 CHANCE OF MAKING THE PLAYOFF Alabama30.430.031.00.5 Ohio State32.858.4<0.128.7 CHANCE OF MAKING THE PLAYOFF Big 12 Championship: Oklahoma vs. TCUSaturday, 12:30 p.m. ET on FOX Alabama30.419.848.213.3 Stanford3.31.56.32.3 Wisconsin45.144.745.90.5 Stanford3.33.72.30.6 With Stanford’s College Football Playoff chances slim at best — they’ll be only 6 percent even if the Cardinal wins the Pac-12 — the only real playoff implication for this game involves a guerilla playoff push by a USC team that hasn’t ranked in the AP top 10 since September. The Trojans seemed dead in the water after being crushed by Notre Dame six weeks ago, but they’ve strung together just enough victories to stay on the periphery of the playoff conversation. Now, their best-case playoff scenario depends on the following outcomes, with games listed in order of importance:USC beats Stanford (45 percent probability)TCU beats Oklahoma (37 percent)Ohio State beats Wisconsin (56 percent)Auburn beats Georgia (54 percent)Clemson beats Miami (71 percent)Memphis beats UCF (36 percent)If all of that happens, the Trojans’ playoff chances would rise to 51 percent; the playoff field would most likely be Auburn, Clemson, Ohio State and whichever team the committee prefers between USC, Alabama and TCU. It’s not an especially likely set of circumstances — but then again, nothing about this Trojan resurgence has been likely. Oklahoma65.565.665.20.1 Wisconsin45.144.645.90.6 Georgia44.044.044.0<0.1 Stanford3.36.0<0.13.0 Using FiveThirtyEight model simulations as of Nov. 29. Average change is weighted by the probability of each outcome. Oklahoma65.566.763.91.4 read more