College football fans aren’t habituated to the rhythm of a playoff — at least not in the same way college basketball fans are before the NCAA tournament. But the games Saturday and the selection committee’s choices Sunday will determine the four teams that enter the first-ever college football playoff. FiveThirtyEight will be here throughout the weekend to update our forecast on which teams are most likely to make it.The math has become simpler after Oregon’s emphatic 51-13 victory Friday night against Arizona in the Pac-12 championship game. Instead of seven teams competing for four positions, there are now effectively five teams — Alabama, TCU, Florida State, Ohio State and Baylor — competing for three slots, with Oregon having secured its position and Arizona out of the running.Nothing’s official yet, but in this case, our statistical model aligns with common sense. Oregon, No. 2 in the selection committee’s rankings entering the weekend, made the playoff in all 20,000 simulations that we ran Saturday morning. Arizona, which now has three losses, never did. Here are the latest numbers:For comparison’s sake, here’s our forecast before the Pac-12 championship:It’s become crowded at the top. No. 1-ranked Alabama is an 82 percent favorite to beat Missouri in the SEC championship, according to ESPN’s Football Power Index (FPI). And the Crimson Tide are more likely than not to make the playoff even if they lose to Missouri.Third-ranked TCU probably won’t make the playoff if they lose to 2-9 Iowa State. But they’re 97 percent favorites to win the game, per FPI. Crazy things can happen in college football — but if the Cyclones win, it would be perhaps the most memorable college football upset since Appalachian State beat Michigan in 2007.For the time being, Oregon is the favorite to win the national championship, with a 37 percent chance of doing so. (Alabama may overtake the Ducks if they defeat Missouri, but Oregon’s dominance against Arizona is likely to impress FPI, as well as Vegas oddsmakers.)Oregon’s win is also modestly bad news for the teams ranked No. 5 and 6 entering the weekend, Ohio State and Baylor, because they now have one fewer opportunity to leapfrog other teams in the rankings. Ohio State’s probability of making the playoff dropped to about 30 percent from 35 percent after Oregon’s win; Baylor’s declined slightly, to about 16 percent from 18 percent.Still, Oregon’s gain came mostly at the expense of Arizona. The result wasn’t a total disaster for Ohio State and Baylor, in part because an Arizona win would have created a mess of its own. Arizona, No. 7 entering the weekend, would have had an argument for making the playoff if it beat Oregon. Oregon might have had an argument even with a loss.But Oregon won. Could the Ducks wind up with the No. 1 seed? They almost certainly will if Alabama loses to Missouri. Otherwise, they’ll probably stay at No. 2, according to the model. But the FiveThirtyEight model is calibrated based on a historical analysis of voting in the Coaches Poll. The playoff selection committee has been a bit more aggressive so far in promoting teams after dominant victories. Perhaps if Alabama wins clumsily against Missouri, the Ducks could overtake it. Either way, it was a happy Friday night in Eugene.
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Liu Qiangdong held a media communication this morning will respond to price war
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"we knew three years ago that we were going to war with Suning sooner or later." Jingdong mall CEO Liu Qiangdong held a media communication conference on the price war in Beijing today, we originally planned to play in the fourth quarter by the festival, but accidentally ahead of time."
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, yesterday he sent the "Jingdong all electric three years zero margin" and "the recruitment of Soviet intelligence officer than the price of micro-blog, triggered a strong reaction of Suning Gome and other competitors, when the smell of gunpowder and more concentrated," then start! "" /p>
but this "accidentally" point in time, some people are given an analysis on the possibility of micro-blog Jingdong through a price war to suppress the malicious Suning Suning stock: as long as the price is less than $4, will again trigger added collateral requirements, such as can not meet, the trust company may sell a large number of leading shares plummeted, behind the scenes people to achieve low hostile takeover purpose.
is expected to send the company’s debt and price war news, Suning yesterday after the opening price began diving, eventually fell more than 7%. In early trading today, the stock price decline was more than 5%, the lowest price to $5.57.
Liu Qiangdong did not make a positive response to the matter, but do not deny the importance of this price war: yesterday morning, the incoming mail, asking the director level above the staff to suspend their holidays, and 100% to kong. Even COO Shen Haoyu, who was on holiday in the United States, came back to Beijing at 2 this morning.
"this is the last battle of the Jingdong." Liu Qiangdong said. Of course, with "low" as a gimmick Jingdong could not abandon the price war, just after leaving, "would be a rational competition".
"at any cost" is Liu Qiangdong position on the war in the war, before he also to do a "war mobilization", to mobilize the enthusiasm of the employees, the way to determine the price war, such as recycling price is a step in the final? Or circular price, "I have to start from 10 percent off reduced to a certain, when fallingdown."
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, Liu Qiangdong also asked the warehousing and distribution system ready to call, "we should treat the 618 anniversary". At the same time, Liu Qiangdong also began to have 18 of our electricity warehouse goods, even if the goods are finished today, will not stop the price."
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Liu Qiangdong "offline" remarks, immediately met with old rival dangdang.com CEO Li Guoqing teases, "hype, online and offline prices than others, what kind of price war. Gome Suning online parity. Dangdang publications and department stores are cheaper than the line under the 10–35% it!
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