Here's the third installment of The Bottom 10, where I rank the ten worst teams in college football. Here's the rankings after week 2: (last week's ranking in parenthases)
Off the board:
UAB (114): Hung with a Florida State team who was ranked last week. Actually led 17-3 in the second quarter and 17-10 at the half before folding in the second half. Lost 34-24.
Buffalo (117): Beat fellow Bottom 10 participant Temple 42-7. Such a thrashing, even though it came against Temple, warrants coming off the board.
Stanford (112): Idle. Only on this list can a team stay idle and move up in the rankings.
110: Rice (NR): Lost to a 1-AA (sorry, Football Championship Subdivision) team in week one, then got blown out last week by Baylor 42-17. Gave up 423 passing yards and 521 total yards.
111: Notre Dame (110): Lost to Penn State in State College 31-10. Clausen got manhandled by the Penn State D. A total of -8 rushing yards this season after putting up the big goosegg against the Nittany Lions. 2-16 on third down conversions.
112: Michigan (NR): The most overrated team ever? Got absolutely destroyed by Oregon at the Big House. Their worst loss sice 1968. The team's first 4 game losing streak (going back to last season) in 40 years. Gave up 624 total yards. The first time they have lost the first two games in a season since 1959.
113: Syracuse (111): Got shut out to Iowa 35-0. Only managed 103 total yards. Lost the time-of-possession battle by 11 minutes.
114: Utah State (113): Lost to Wyoming 32-18, but the game was actually pretty close. USU led in the third quarter 18-14 before flopping in the fourth. 0-13 on third down conversions.
115: Temple (NR): Lost to Buffalo 42-7. Had -36 (yes, you read that right) yards rushing. Lost the TOP battle by nearly 12 minutes. Gave up 414 total yards to an atrocious Buffalo team.
116: North Texas (116): Lost to Southern Methodist 45-31. Had 601 (yes, you also read that right) yards passing, but only 12 yards rushing. Tied the game in the fourth quarter before giving up two touchdowns in the final 5 minutes.
117: Eastern Michigan (115): Lost to Ball State 38-16. Gave up 459 total yards. Wouldn't have moved down, but they lost to Ball State. I mean, c'mon.
118: Duke (118): Lost to a bad Virginia team 24-13. Trailed 17-13 in the third quarter, but gave up another score in the fourth. Only managed 229 total yards.
119: Florida International (119): Yep, they still suck. Lost to Maryland 26-10. Managed 163 total yards. Went 1-10 on third down conversions, and spotted Maryland an 11 minute lead on the TOP battle.
There you have it. This week's Spectacularly Bad Matchup - Michigan vs. Notre Dame. Who'd-a thunk it?