LSU Falls Out of the AP Top 25 for the First Time Since 2017

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College football’s defending national champion, the LSU Tigers are out of the AP’s Top 25. After losing to a previously winless Missouri 45-41 on Saturday. The Tigers have fallen to a 1-2 record and are out of the rankings for the first time since 2017. The last defending national champion to be unranked happened 9 years ago with Auburn following Cam Newton’s departure.

LSU lost their star QB Joe Burrow – who was drafted number one overall in the 2020 NFL Draft by The Cincinnati Bengals. Despite Number 17 LSU’s drop, some schools have held steady at the top of the rankings. Clemson remains in the No. 1 spot, with Alabama at No. 2 and Georgia at No. 3. This will now set up an interesting top-three matchup on Saturday when the Crimson Tide hosts the Bulldogs.

The top 5 unranked schools fighting for a spot are Marshal, North Carolina State, Oklahoma, TCU and UCF.

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Olmsted Falls Board of Education looking to fill vacant board member and treasurer positions

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OLMSTED FALLS, Ohio — After serving more than 15 years on the Olmsted Falls Board of Education, Joe Bertrand resigned his position effective Oct. 1 citing personal reasons.

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The district is currently accepting applications through Oct. 13. The appointee will serve the rest of Bertrand’s term, which goes through the end of 2021.


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“We have 30 days to appoint a board member,” said Olmsted Falls Board of Education President Holly Neumann. “We’ll conduct interviews between Oct. 15 and 20. We hope to appoint the seat by Oct. 31.

“We’re looking for someone who is super-engaged and willing to collaborate with other board members, the superintendent and treasurer. We want someone who is going to ask a lot of questions and really dig in and understand.”

The board president said the ideal applicant will have an understanding of school finances and a familiarity with the district.

As far Bertrand’s service to the community, Neumann called him “an outstanding person” and “one of the finest community members that I know.”

“He served with integrity,” Neumann said. “He was an outstanding fiscal agent for the school district.

“Joe really took time to ask a lot of good questions, was very engaged and just an outstanding leader. As president for several years, he was a really outstanding leader.”

This isn’t the only position the Olmsted Falls Board of Education is looking to fill. Treasurer/CFO Emily Weisbarth’s last day is today (Oct. 7). She’s leaving the district to become an assistant treasurer with Lakewood City Schools.

“We just hired interim-treasure Mark Hullman until we find a permanent treasurer,” Neumann said. “Mark was our former treasurer before Emily.”

Olmsted Falls City Schools Director of Communications Kim Petrina confirmed K-12 Business Consulting, Inc. is being paid $7,900 to


College football rankings: Oklahoma falls into The Bottom 25 after losing second straight game

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25. Louisville 1-2 The Cardinals had last weekend off and hung steady on the edge of our rankings. This week it’s a road game against No. 19 Georgia Tech. (Last Week: 25) 24. Oklahoma 1-2 I wrote a bit about my biggest problem with Oklahoma during its loss to Iowa State on Saturday already. Here, I’ll just say that I do not expect Oklahoma to hang around The Bottom 25 for long, but it’s also not out of the question to think this team could lose its next two games against Texas and TCU if it doesn’t get its act together. (Not Ranked) 23. Wake Forest 1-2 The Deacs got into the win column by beating up on Campbell 66-14, but that’s not enough to get out of The Bottom 25. A win this weekend against Virginia might be. (10) 22. Texas State 1-3 My Beloved Bobcats had the weekend off and will be back on the road Saturday against Troy. This game will be the third of five consecutive road games for the Bobcats. (23) 21. Arkansas State 1-2 The Red Wolves returned to action against Coastal Carolina after having two games postponed, and looked like a team that hadn’t played in a while. The Chanticleers put a 52-23 beatdown on them. This week it’s a makeup date with Central Arkansas. (NR) 20. South Alabama 1-2 The Jaguars’ game against Troy was postponed due to COVID-19 (boy, I’m getting sick of having to type that) but this week, they’ll be on a scheduled bye before playing No. 22 Texas State on Oct. 17. (21) 19. Georgia Tech 1-2 The Yellow Jackets had the week off to think about their two losses since beating Florida State. This week they’ll square off with No. 25 Louisville in an ACC Bottom 25