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Rolls-Royce shares surge? Here’s what I think needs to happen

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. See all posts by Jay Yao Jay Yao | Monday, 18th January, 2021 | More on: RR Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Click here to claim your copy of this special investment report — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top Small-Cap Stock… free of charge! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares The high-calibre small-cap stock flying under the City’s radar Jay Yao has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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Image source: Getty Images Enter Your Email Address I was bullish on Rolls-Royce (LSE:RR) shares in October of last year. I thought the rights offering was a positive development as it would give management more flexibility in terms of getting a higher price for asset sales down the road. Turns out, Rolls-Royce shares have indeed rallied since October of last year when factoring in the share issue. While I was right on the stock’s movement, I was wrong on why it rallied. In the rear view mirror, it seems RR rallied due to the positive Covid-19 vaccine news from Pfizer and Moderna rather than the fund raise. Because the efficacy rates of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines were a lot better than expected, expectations for a civil aerospace recovery have risen. 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Although I may have been wrong in terms of why RR has rallied, I will nevertheless offer another fearless prediction that may or may not pan out: I think there is a decent chance RR will surge higher if the following events were to occur. Rolls-Royce shares: going green It’s no secret that green stocks are hot right now. Investors only need to look at fuel cell stocks and wish that Rolls-Royce shares could capture some of that magic. Compared to some of those stocks, Rolls-Royce’s fundamentals look like a Rolls-Royce car compared to a regular car. While many of the fuel cell stocks haven’t been profitable for a long time and don’t have many competitive advantages, RR has been profitable before the pandemic. RR also has a world class workforce, a trove of patents, and a sizable base of existing customers that is hard to match. Given RR’s Power Systems division, the company has potential to turn more green too. Given the current market optimism over green stocks, I think there is an opportunity. If Rolls-Royce is perceived as more green, I reckon the company could potentially gain a higher stock price (as long as the market remains optimistic on green stocks). If it gains a higher stock price, RR could use M&A and/or raise money from the markets to potentially grow earnings that generate long lasting value. To their credit, RR management is trying to take advantage of the situation by investing more in certain green areas. The company is also focusing more on its Power Systems division. If the market buys into RR’s green pivot, I think there is potential for the stock to surge in 2021. It should be said that any surge in Rolls-Royce shares due to the ‘green perception’ could be temporary without management to back up the optimism with earnings estimates. There needs to be execution in the long run.Substantially better than expected execution and outlook Speaking of execution, I believe there is potential for Rolls-Royce shares to surge higher if management outperforms in that category. If earnings results meaningfully outperform and outlook exceeds expectations substantially, there is potential for a rally. Is the stock a buy?Although its shares aren’t cheap any more given the current free cash flow projections for 2022,  I think a potential fundamental recovery is more certain given the Covid-19 vaccines on the market today. In the long term, I like RR given its exposure to the long-term growth of air travel and the company’s wide moat. I’d hold the stock if I were an existing shareholder. If there are dips in the stock, I’d buy it. Rolls-Royce shares surge? Here’s what I think needs to happenlast_img read more

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Odessa teen honored for volunteer work

first_img Previous articleSears store in Midland to close year after Odessa locationNext articleCouncil change opponents threaten to sue admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter OC employee of the year always learning Family Promise of Odessa’s Facebook Page Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Dylan Sanders was recently honored by Family Promise of Odessa as their first youth volunteer. Family Promise helps homeless families with shelter and food and basic needs. Shown with Dylan are Karen Herrera, treasurer, and Kara Evanson-Dorethy, Day Center director. Home Local News Odessa teen honored for volunteer work 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School Local News Odessa teen honored for volunteer work Twitter Facebook ECISD undergoing ‘equity audit’ WhatsApp Dylan Sanders went through several firsts in 2017—he started his first year of high school at Odessa High School, he got his first girlfriend, and most recently, Sanders was honored by Family Promise of Odessa for being their first youth volunteer.Family Promise of Odessa is a local nonprofit organization that helps provide homeless families with food, shelter and other basic needs.Sanders said he started volunteering with the organization in 7th grade, as part of volunteer hours for the college preparation program AVID, Advancement Via Individual Determination, and said while he originally wasn’t too keen on spending his time volunteering, he really came around to it once he started helping others.“I felt really good knowing that I was doing something for the community,” Sanders said. “I feel like I’m making a difference.”FPO Day Center Director Kara Evanson Dorethy said Sanders is an outstanding young man, and they decided to give him the award as recognition for the work he’s put in with the organization over the years.“He is passionate about giving back to the community and genuinely cares for others,” FPO Day Center Director Kara Evanson-Dorethy said about Sanders. “I think Dylan is a future philanthropist and we are so fortunate to have Dylan as a volunteer in our agency.”Part of Sanders’ volunteering includes helping out at FPO’s monthly fundraisers at various restaurants, helping to sell raffle tickets which go towards funding the organization, as well as helping out with other laborious tasks, such as mowing the lawn or helping at garage sales.“He’s there first thing in the morning until the very end of the event,” Evanson-Dorethy said. “He’s a very dedicated young man.”In addition to volunteering with FPO, Sanders said he also spends time every other Saturday helping out at the food pantry at St. John’s Episcopal Church. Sanders’ mother, Guylene Sanders, said he enjoys helping out at the food pantry because it allows him to interact more personally with the clients who go there.“I’m really proud of him,” Guylene Sanders said. “He really enjoys it and I’m glad that he enjoys it.”More Information By admin – January 4, 2018 Pinterest Smoked Bacon Wrapped French Vidalia OnionVirgin Coco MojitoCreamy Fruit SaladPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay last_img read more

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GSEs Name CEO of Company Created to Operate Common Securitization Platform

first_img in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Government-Sponsored Enterprises Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have jointly announced that David M. Applegate will be the first CEO of Common Securitization Solutions (CSS), which was created by the GSEs to operate a new secondary mortgage market infrastructure, Common Securitization Platform (CSP).In addition to naming the new CEO, both GSEs appointed two executives to the CSS Board of Managers. The two GSEs also signed governance and operating agreements for CSS.Applegate has more than 20 years of mortgage banking experience, having previously been an executive with GMAC Mortgage and GMAC Bank during his 17-year tenure with General Motors Acceptance Corporation.  While with GMAC Mortgage, Applegate assembled an executive team that helped transform the company into an industry leader.Immediately prior to coming to CSS, Applegate was the president, CEO, and director of Dallas, Texas-based mortgage servicer and lender Homeward Residential, Inc., a worldwide company with assets of $4.5 billion and a workforce of 3,000.  He has also managed a financial consulting practice and served as president of Radian Guaranty, Inc., a mortgage insurer.”I am delighted that CSS will have a leader of such stature and quality. David Applegate will help ensure that CSS forms a sound foundation on which to rebuild the infrastructure of the country’s secondary mortgage market and launch a single security,” said Jerry Weiss, Freddie Mac EVP and chief administrative officer. “Freddie Mac is pleased to be playing a leading role in this important project.”CSS was created for the purpose of operating the CSP and is jointly owned by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Considered to be a milestone in the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s (FHFA) goal of building a new secondary market infrastructure, CSP’s purpose is to replace certain elements of the GSE’s proprietary system with regards to securitizing mortgages and performing back-office and administrative functions. FHFA Director Mel Watt said in a speech earlier this year that the development of the CSP is one of the most important goals for the GSEs going forward.”CSS is poised to take the next steps in building a future securitization infrastructure,” said Andrew Bon Salle, Fannie Mae EVP of Single-Family Underwriting, Pricing and Capital Markets. “David Applegate is a respected leader in the industry who will bring deep expertise in mortgage finance to CSS.  Fannie Mae looks forward to working with CSS, Freddie Mac and the Federal Housing Finance Agency to lay the foundation for a strong housing finance system for the future.”The four new members of the CSS Board of Managers are: David Lowman, Freddie Mac’s EVP of single-family business; Jerry Weiss, Freddie Mac’s EVP and chief administrative officer; Terry Edwards, Fannie Mae’s VP and COO; and Rick Sorkin, Fannie Mae’s SVP of single-family pricing strategy and structured transactions.​”Today, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) announced several important steps in the multiyear process of developing the Common Securitization Platform, which will create a shared securitization infrastructure for both Enterprises,” FHFA Director Mel Watt said in a prepared statement. “As detailed in our 2014 Strategic Plan for the Conservatorships, one of our goals is to build a new securitization infrastructure to meet the current securitization needs of the Enterprises that could be adaptable for other users in the future. The Enterprises announced David Applegate as Chief Executive Officer for Common Securitization Solutions, LLC. David has the skills and experience needed at this important juncture in the development of the CSP to move it to launch.​”Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which jointly own CSS, also announced a revised governance structure and operating agreements. The new Board of Managers structure – with two representatives from each company – enhances the ability to support the Enterprises’ securitization functions. FHFA remains committed to achieving a seamless CSP launch, and I am confident the steps announced today, combined with ongoing input from stakeholders, will help ensure success.”​” GSEs Name CEO of Company Created to Operate Common Securitization Platform Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago November 3, 2014 1,463 Views Share Save Common Securitization Platform Common Securitization Solutions Fannie Mae Freddie Mac 2014-11-03 Brian Honea About Author: Brian Honea Tagged with: Common Securitization Platform Common Securitization Solutions Fannie Mae Freddie Mac Related Articles Sign up for DS News Daily Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. 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Leveraging the credit union difference to advance our movement

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » Going back more than four decades, PSCU was established for collaboration and scale on behalf of credit unions and their members. Our commitment to the “people helping people” values of the credit union movement is strengthened by ensuring our PSCU staff understand the history and philosophy of the movement, as well as the current issues impacting credit unions and their members.We are proudly growing the number of PSCU Credit Union Development Educators (CUDEs) on staff, each who have studied the development issues that affect our communities. Our CUDE graduates emerge thoroughly motivated to see where they can make an impact. PSCU also actively and enthusiastically supports and endorses CUDE projects – it is part of who we are.Fostering Development EducationPartnering with the National Credit Union Foundation (the Foundation), we developed “The Credit Union Difference: CU Principles & Philosophies” training course for our staff. To date, more than half of PSCU’s 2,200 employees have completed the course.last_img read more

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Jakarta Police officer investigated after video of him showing off gun goes viral

first_imgOther users shared videos and pictures of police brutality in the comments section.pacarmu ganteng bisa gini gak ? pic.twitter.com/ML49Z4uuMY— dunanges (@gustinovendra) May 12, 2020 Bisa gini ? pic.twitter.com/nEAYdY7Cm9— Mantan kamu (@ismizidantaft) May 12, 2020National Police spokesperson Ahmad Ramadhan said the officer, identified only as GAP, was not a cadet in the police academy but an officer with the Jakarta Police.”He’s not a cadet like the news said, he’s an officer at the Jakarta Police, Ahmad said on Thursday as reported by tribunnews.com.Read also: Quarantined Indonesians take to social media, television airwaves to celebrate Kartini DayThe Jakarta Police internal affairs division, he said, was investigating the viral incident. “The initial investigation revealed that Brig. GAP made the video with a fellow officer when they were assigned to guard an ATM cash refilling.”Ahmad explained that, after recording the video, GAP uploaded it his WhatsApp story and did not share it elsewhere on social media.He also said that GAP reported the @kapansarjana Twitter account to the Jakarta Police’s directorate of special crimes investigation. (nal)Topics : “Have your parents paid the bank the money they owe for paying your “entrance fee” [to the police academy]?” another user tweeted.Duit dr hutang bank orang tua yg dipake buat pendaftaran udah lunas belum mas ?— ihza muqaffa (@iniihza) May 12, 2020 Masnya pasti bisa kaya gini pic.twitter.com/c6NPuxMoH3— sikoh (@richide_) May 12, 2020center_img The four-second video went viral after it was uploaded by Twitter user @kapansarjana. It gained 4.8 million views and more than 10,000 retweets in less than three days.”Please tell your cadet not to be arrogant in front of the people, you and your cadets are paid by the people’s tax money,” @kapansarjana tweeted on Tuesday, tagging the National Police’s official Twitter account, @DivHumas_Polri. Mohon untuk bpk @DivHumas_Polri kasih tau anak didik njenengan pak, tidak usah sombong sama rakyat, anak didik, juga kalian diagaji oleh uang pajak rakyat— Karyastatis (@kapansarjana_) May 12, 2020Several other netizens shared similar sentiments. “It’s better to have a handsome and rich boyfriend than to have a boyfriend like you who is so arrogant just because you can cock a gun,” a Twitter user wrote. An officer of the Jakarta Police is being investigated by the police’s internal affairs division after a video of him showing off his gun went viral on social media.The viral video shows the officer wearing a police shirt while carrying a rifle.”So your boyfriend is handsome? Rich? But can he do this?” the officer says while cocking his gun.Yaampun mas, sekali kokang rahimku langsung meledak pic.twitter.com/81h4Hiw1C5— Karyastatis (@kapansarjana_) May 12, 2020last_img read more

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Downing committed to Reds

first_img Press Association The 28-year-old has been linked with a move to West Ham this summer, but their manager Sam Allardyce on Tuesday played down talk that such a transfer might happen. And Downing himself has now stressed his happiness with how things are going for him at Liverpool. The former Aston Villa man, who started all but one of the Reds’ Barclays Premier League matches from December 9 onwards last season, told www.liverpoolfc.com: “I’m here to stay. “I’m enjoying it – especially last season. I got a good run in the team. Hopefully that will continue, and I need to work hard. “I want it to continue. It’s why I came here – to play in a successful team. I want that to continue as long as possible.” center_img Liverpool winger Stewart Downing has declared he is staying with the club.last_img read more

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In Toronto, ‘little brother’ awaits the Warriors

first_imgClick here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device. “I’ve still got love for Pat,” Shaun Livingston said. “This is where he started. He’s our little brother.”The reunion will be … OAKLAND — A familiar face will be awaiting the Warriors in Toronto — assuming they recognize him.Patrick McCaw, who mysteriously parted ways with the Warriors last summer, now plays a small role for the Raptors.“It’ll be great to see Patrick,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said.last_img read more

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Teachers at work growing young minds through GrowNextGen

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest John Thomas recently returned from the 2018 Commodity Classic in Anaheim, Ca. with new ideas for his work as a teacher in Tolles’ Ag Bioscience program.Established in 1974, Tolles is a career and technical school providing a launch pad for both high school students and adult learners located south of Plain City. Tolles serves Dublin, Fairbanks, Hilliard, Jonathan Alder, London, Madison-Plains and Jefferson Local school districts. Tolles’ 223,000 square-foot facility boasts instructional and functional labs, academic classrooms, an auditorium and conference center, as well as a fully-operational restaurant, hair and nail salon and spa, small animal care facility, automotive repair and maintenance center, digital media lab, community preschool, medical and fire labs, and many other career spaces.Thomas teaches Environmental and Advanced Life science classes at Tolles main campus, and teaches Tolles’ satellite Ag Bioscience program housed at Fairbanks Middle School. This program is one of many for students who have an interest in agriculture and environmental science including Outdoor Careers program on Tolles’ main campus and FFA at Fairbanks High School.Thomas was invited to attend Commodity Classic through GrowNextGen, an organization that has created a network of educators who do work with soybeans and the Ohio Soybean Council. This event gave science teachers a chance to learn from experts in the field including researchers and farmers.While at the Commodity Classic, Thomas followed Monsanto’s “Journey of the Seed,” and learned how favorable traits can be added through biotechnology to produce a more successful crop. Monsanto provided each teacher with both GMO and non-GMO soybeans, and Thomas plans to use these during a classroom lesson on GMOs.“The area of biotechnology is exploding right now. When we think about tech industries, we usually think about digital technologies such as coding or robotics,” Thomas said. “However, advancements in biotechnology are happening just as fast. With the advent of CRISPR (a family of DNA sequences in bacteria that has been used to modify genomes) there are many start up biotechnology industries that are coming out of nowhere. We now have the ability to quickly modify genes in a way that is similar to computer coding.”In addition to acquiring valuable lessons to bring back to the classroom, Thomas was also exposed to new technological advancements in the field of biotechnology and agriculture. Additionally, Thomas had the opportunity to meet and network with teachers from California and across the country with whom he shared curriculum connections and best practices, further deepening his content knowledge to bring to his students.“The goal of my program is to open student’s eyes to the world of sustainable agriculture,” Thomas said. “We are trying to produce food using best management practices. I love working alongside my students to solve real-world problems.”GrowNextGen has reached more than 20,000 teachers and 500,000 students in Ohio and beyond. The program brings agriculture science to the classroom, joining industry and teachers by providing real-world educational tools to engage the next generation workforce. Backed by funding from the Ohio Soybean Council and Ohio soybean farmers, GrowNextGen helps expose students to different career fields in a thriving industry.For additional information about Tolles call 614-873-4666, email [email protected] or visit www.tollestech.com.last_img read more

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2017 Open Trans Tasman Teams and Referees Announced

first_imgCongratulations to the following athletes and referees who have been selected to represent Australia in the Open Divisions at the 2017 Trans Tasman.Men’s OpenDaniel Barton NSW – Parramatta District Touch AssociationStuart Brierty WA – Southern District Touch AssociationSam Brisby NSW – Manly Warringah Touch AssociationScott Buckley NSW – Penrith Touch AssociationScott Bundy NSW –  Doyalson Touch AssociationShaun Francis QLD – Townsville Castle Hill Touch AssociationNick Good NSW – Penrith Touch AssociationCody Green QLD – Brisbane Metropolitan Touch AssociationDylan Hennessey NSW – Hornsby Touch AssociationCormac Hoch QLD – Rockhampton Senior Touch AssociationJordan Marshall NSW – Paramatta District Touch AssociationBen Moylan NSW – Penrith Touch AssociationPeter Norman QLD – Gold Coast Touch AssociationJonathan Palau NSW – Manly Warringah Touch AssociationMatt Prowse NSW – Canterbury Touch AssociationCiaran Toner NSW – Hornsby Touch AssociationCoach: Tony TradAssistant Coach: Paul SfeirAssistant Coach: Phil Gyemore Women’s OpenElizabeth Campbell QLD – Brisbane Metropolitan Touch AssociationTayla Clifford NSW – Manly Warringah Touch AssociationMadison Crowe NSW – Central Coast Touch AssociationDanielle Davis NSW – Manly Warringah Touch AssociationRachelle Davis NSW – Manly Warringah Touch AssociationHannah Dyball NSW – Manly Warringah Touch AssociationEmily Hennessey QLD – Brisbane Metropolitan Touch AssociationAshleigh Kearney QLD – Ipswich Touch AssociationHayley Maddick QLD – Caboolture Touch AssociationPatricia Michaelopoulos NSW – Western Suburbs Touch Football AssociationLaura Peattie NSW – Manly Warringah Touch AssociationSamantha Rodgers NSW – Manly Warringah Touch AssociationCatherine Sargent QLD – Caboolture Touch AssociationKimberley Sue See QLD – Caboolture Touch AssociationTamika Upton QLD – Rockhampton Senior Touch AssociationMarikki Watego QLD – Gold Coast Touch AssociationCoach: Swain RovelliAssistant Coach: Craig MorrowManager: Kim Solman Mixed OpenJayden Benbow QLD – Rockhampton Senior Touch AssociationJames Blackwood NSW – Western Suburbs Touch Football AssociationJustin Costello NT – Darwin Touch AssociationTim Glazebrook SA – City Touch Touch AssociationSimon Lang NSW – Manly Warringah Touch AssociationJackson Mills NSW – Parramatta District Touch AssociationCameron Nicholls NSW – Western Suburbs Touch Football AssociationAdam Pryde QLD – Redlands Touch AssociationMichael Singh QLD – Labrador Touch AssociationJared Townson QLD – Townsville Castle Hill Touch AssociationElin Mortimer NSW – Western Suburbs Touch Football AssociationZara Nicholas NSW – Manly Warringah Touch AssociationLeah Opie NSW – Western Suburbs Touch Football AssociationPaige Parker QLD – Caboolture Touch AssociationLeah Percy VIC – Melbourne City Lions Touch AssociationKatherine Stevens QLD – Brisbane Metropolitan Touch AssociationCoach: Mick LovettAssistant Coach: Justin CreightonAssistant Coach: Dave NolanManager: Mark Harringtoncenter_img Referee Contingent Dave Baggio NSW – Wagga Wagga Touch AssociationRob Bowen NSW – Berkley Vale Touch AssociationBrett Freshwater QLD – Redcliffe Touch AssociationLuke McKenzie QLD – Wagga Wagga Touch AssociationKim Skelly NSW – Central Coast Touch Associationlast_img read more

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ESPN Releases Preseason ‘Football Power Index’ Ratings

first_imgESPN's Football Power Index. Twitter/@bobarcher1Twitter/@bobarcher1We’re still over six months away from the start of the 2015 college football season, but it’s never too early to start debating which teams have the best shot at reaching the second College Football Playoff. While most fans believe that Ohio State has a great shot at repeating as national champion, there will be plenty of challengers. ESPN has already put together its Preseason FPI Ratings – which is basically an estimate of team strength (more on that here). Not surprisingly, the Buckeyes check in at No. 1, with Alabama sitting at No. 2. It may shock some fans to see LSU at No. 3 and Baylor at No. 4, however. Here are the top 25 schools, per ESPN. You can see the entire list here – all 128 teams are ranked.1. Ohio State 2. Alabama 3. LSU 4. Baylor 5. Oregon 6. TCU 7. Notre Dame 8. Ole Miss 9. Georgia 10. Arkansas 11. Texas A&M 12. UCLA 13. USC 14. Tennessee 15. Oklahoma 16. Michigan State 17. Stanford 18. Auburn 19. Clemson 20. Arizona State 21. Florida State 22. Mississippi State 23. Georgia Tech 24. Missouri 25. Virginia TechSome other surprises? Notre Dame, despite a quarterback controversy, sits at No. 7. Arkansas and Texas A&M – two teams that did not finish with winning records in the SEC West – come in at No. 10 and No. 11. And in total, there are 10 SEC teams in the top 25.last_img read more

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