CFB Playoff Committee Chair Reveals Why Oklahoma Is Behind Georgia, Michigan

first_imgOklahoma cheerleaders running with flags in their hands.NORMAN, OK – NOVEMBER 16: A member of the Oklahoma Sooners spirit squad waves a flag after a touchdown against the Iowa State Cyclones November 16, 2013 at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated Iowa State 48-10. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)The College Football Playoff committee revealed its third rankings of the season earlier this week. For the first time in the committee’s history, the top-10 teams remained the same.Alabama is the unquestioned No. 1 team in the country, while Clemson, Notre Dame and Michigan round out the top four. Georgia comes in at No. 5, while the Oklahoma Sooners remain at No. 6.For the Sooners fans questioning why Michigan and Georgia, both with one loss, are ahead of Oklahoma, the committee chair revealed the committee’s thinking.According to committee chairman Rob Mullens, Oklahoma fields one of the best offenses in college football. However, the Sooners’ defense leaves much to be desired.Here’s what he had to say via 247Sports.“We’re very aware that they have one of the most dynamic offenses in the country, a great quarterback and lots of great skill position players. But we’re (also) very aware that they’re having defensive struggles and that’s a continued deficiency and something that goes into the evaluation.”Oklahoma’s offense might be the only one in the country that can hang with Alabama. But if the defense doesn’t improve, the Sooners might not even win their own conference.With two weeks of regular season play left, anything can happen.[247Sports]last_img read more

June figures reveal healthy demand for CVs in Europe as registrations rise

European demand for commercial vehicles has experienced a sixth consecutive monthly growth, with figures from the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) showing that registrations in June rose 18.5% compared to 2014. Registrations of new CVs rose for all segments and in all major European markets, with 193,203 new commercial vehicles registered last month. Spain experienced the biggest increase, with a 49.7% rise in registrations, followed by the UK (18.6%), France (12.9%), Italy (12.5%) and Germany (9.4%).1,030,140 commercial vehicles have been registered in Europe so far this year, a 12.9% rise compared to 2014. The biggest increase was seen by HCVs over 16 tonnes, which grew 32.7% in the first half of 2015. Registrations for buses and coaches were also strong, up by 28.6% for the year-to-date, and demand for LCVs increased by 16.3% compared to 2014.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more