The Bottom 10 brings sexy back
The Bottom 10 inspirational thought of the week:
I'm bringin' sexy back
Them other boys don't know how to act
I think it's special what's behind your back
So turn around and I'll pick up the slack
-- Justin Timberlake, "SexyBack"
Justin Timberlake wants to bring sexy back? The Bottom 10 did that years ago.
Timberlake released a new album, "FutureSex/LoveSounds", on Sept. 12, which shot to the top of the Billboard charts. That's a nice accomplishment, but is it as sexy as seeing Temple hang around the Bottom 10's top spot for years? Then again, Timberlake dates Cameron Diaz. Maybe he knows something after all.
Temple lost 62-0 to Minnesota to remain No. 1 this week, but the rest of the Bottom 10 looks much different. Kent State, Syracuse, SMU and Idaho all won to earn their Bottom 10 exits.
While old favorites Duke, F_U and Utah State follow behind the Owls, the No. 6 to No. 10 spots go to some BCS conference teams that are off to a rough start.
The coveted No. 5 spot goes to the officials in the Oklahoma-Oregon game.
Pillow fight of the week: Central Michigan at Eastern Michigan. It's always great when two parts of the Directional Michigan triumvirate get together.
So, with apologies to Steve Harvey, here's this week's Bottom 10:
|ESPN.com's Bottom 10|
|1.||Temple||0-3||"Until The End Of Time": The Owls get sexier and sexier with each loss. The Bottom 10 will love them forever -- or until they win. Forever sounds right.|
|2.||Duke||0-3||"Justified": The Blue Devils' 11-game losing streak trails only Temple's 15-game skid.|
|3.||F_U||0-6||"SexyBack": Nothing seen on South Beach could be as sexy as this Florida duo's 0-6 record.|
|4.||Utah State||0-3||"All Over Again": The Aggies lost to Utah for the ninth straight year. The 48-0 game was the most lopsided in the 106-year history of the series.|
||0-2||"Chop Me Up": The crew working the Sooners-Ducks game in Eugene has been sliced, diced, suspended and Bottom 10'd.|
|6.||Stanford||0-3||"Nothin' Else": The Cardinal has The Leland Stanford Junior University Marching Band (LSJUMB). Do they really need anything else?|
|7.||Illinois||1-2||"What Goes Around": Syracuse had lost 11 straight games until they faced the Illini last Saturday. Now, the Illini have lost 11 straight to I-A teams.|
|8.||Colorado||0-3||"(Oh No) What You Got": A seven-game losing streak for the Buffs. And 128 fans ejected and 11 visitors in the Addiction Recovery Center through two home games.|
|9.||Mississippi State||0-3||"Losing My Way": Sylvester Croom and the Bulldogs were held scoreless in their first two games and followed that up with a loss at home to Tulane.|
|10.||NC State||1-2||"Cry Me A River": Chuck Amato offered no lame excuses this week, but the Wolfpack's only win is over I-AA Appalachian State.|
Waiting list: Canes' pregame stomp, Eastern Michigan (0-3), Miami (Ohio) (0-3), Ole Miss (1-2), Rice (0-3) and Virginia (1-2).
David Duffey is the college football editor at ESPN.com.