NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 09: A giants American Flag is displayed on the field prior to the 2012 Allstate BCS National Championship Game between the Louisiana State University Tigers and the Alabama Crimson Tide at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 9, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Despite all the controversy surrounding the College Football Playoff each season, it seems like the committee makes the right call at the end of the day. Besides, this new method still prevails over the former BCS standings.Although Alabama and Clemson clearly separated from the rest of the teams in the country, it would’ve been hard to shun an undefeated Notre Dame roster.Well, the old regime would’ve forced the Fighting Irish to watch the championship from their couch. Even though the simulated standings mirrors the current playoff picture, the past format only gave two teams the chance to compete for the title.Here is the updated BCS rankings for the 2018 season:Here it is, the final simulated #BCS rankings of the 2018 season, Oklahoma just sneaks by Georgia for No. 4, mirroring the choices of the @CFBPlayoff: pic.twitter.com/wm99Mo6I6K— BCSKnowHow.com (@BCSKnowHow) December 2, 2018It’s interesting to see that Ohio State falls behind Georgia in both rankings, regardless of its recent conference championship.The BCS score between the Bulldogs and the Sooners is intriguing, as the two programs were close in the eyes of this system.Do you believe the committee got it right this season?
A bipartisan delegation of Members of Congress from the US House of Representatives arrived in Colombo to further strengthen ties between the Governments and people of Sri Lanka and the United States.Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen of New Jersey, Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, and Congressman Henry Cuellar of Texas held productive meetings with Prime Minister Wickremesinghe, Speaker of the Parliament Jayasuriya, and Opposition Leader Sampanthan. “This visit demonstrates the strong bilateral relationship between the United States and Sri Lankan,” said U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka Atul Keshap. “Across the three branches of the U.S. Government, we will continue to support Sri Lanka’s commitments to constitutional reform, reconciliation, justice, and economic prosperity.” (Colombo Gazette) They stressed in their official meetings the full support of the United States for the Government of Sri Lanka’s efforts to expedite a new Constitution, strengthen democratic rights for Sri Lankans of all ethnicities, ensure reconciliation, and foster greater prosperity in all regions of the country. The Members of Congress traveled to Sri Lanka during the U.S. Congressional recess to emphasize continued U.S. commitment to political reforms and economic growth in Sri Lanka.