The Bottom 10 goes apocalyptic

Updated: December 6, 2006, 1:49 PM ET
By David Duffey | ESPN.com

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The Bottom 10 inspirational thought of the week:

It's the end of the world as we know it.
It's the end of the world as we know it.
It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine.


-- R.E.M., "It's The End Of The World"

According to The Australian, Mel Gibson is at it again. While promoting "Apocalypto," his new movie, he drew parallels between the collapsing Mayan civilization depicted in the movie and the current situation in the United States.

"I don't mean to be a doomsday guy," Gibson said. "But the Mayan calendar does end in 2012, boys and girls. Have fun!"

So, we'll have some fun and let Mad Max's movies guide us through this week's addition of the Bottom 10.

Queen/WireImage.comNo Conspiracy Theory here. Mel Gibson has the look of a perfect Bottom 10 guide.
Hopefully, the end of the world won't occur in six years, but it probably feels like it's pretty close for the 11 remaining Division I-A teams still searching for a win in 2006. All 11 of the winless teams find a home in this week's Bottom 10 except Rice, which gets the week off for obvious reasons.

Temple didn't lose 62-0 and actually posted a touchdown in Saturday's 41-7 loss to Western Michigan, but the Owls are still the Bottom 10's No. 1 team.

With Duke having Saturday off, Utah State seized the opportunity. A week after a 48-0 loss to Utah, the Aggies dropped a 38-0 decision to BYU on Saturday. Hello No. 2 spot. Duke slipped to No. 4, while Bottom 10 favorite F_U remained at No. 3.

Deciding on the right team to place in the coveted No. 5 spot wasn't easy. Ball State's loss to North Dakota State had the Cardinal in the running, but we just couldn't overlook Sparty's collapse against the Irish in East Lansing. Michigan State takes its turn in the Bottom 10's place of honor.

The pillow fight of the week is a triple feature this time. How could you decide between Arkansas State at FIU, FAU at Louisiana-Monroe and Idaho at Utah State?

So, with apologies to Steve Harvey, here's this week's Bottom 10:

ESPN.com's Bottom 10
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1. Temple 0-4 "Apocalypto": Since the Owls have lost 16 straight, don't be surprised if Mel adds Temple the next time he draws parallels between collapsing civilizations.
2. Utah State 0-4 "Ransom": Someone must have kidnapped the Aggies' offense, which has yet to produce any points this season.
3. F_U 0-8 "Lethal Weapon": On their own, FAU and FIU are not very good. When joined together, they are the Bottom 10's lethal weapon.
4. Duke 0-3 "Signs": No need to look for strange crop circles in the fields around Durham. The Blue Devils' frightening 11-game losing streak is the proof that they belong.
5. Michigan State
3-1 "Hamlet": "To be or not to be. That is the question." After blowing a 16-point lead in the fourth quarter against the Irish, the answer is pretty obvious.
6. Stanford 0-4 "The Year of Living Dangerously": The Cardinal actually could go 0-12 in 2006, which would be dangerous for Walt Harris.
7. Eastern Michigan 0-4 "Bird On A Wire": The Eagles have lost their perch after dropping four in a row and moving to 0-2 in the MAC.
8. Miami (Ohio) 0-4 "Air America": The RedHawks have been grounded after losing their first four games of the season.
9. San Diego State 0-3 "Tequila Sunrise": Chuck Long never experienced an 0-3 start in Norman. Hope the Aztecs' 2006 start doesn't have him catching a tequila sunrise in Tijuana.
10. Colorado 0-4 "Braveheart": The Buffs put up a valiant fight against Georgia, but Colorado's losing streak was extended to eight games.

Waiting list: Arkansas State (1-2), Florida fans booing Chris Leak, Illinois (1-3), Ole Miss (1-3), North Carolina (1-3), Syracuse's uniforms and Virginia (1-3).

David Duffey is the college football editor at ESPN.com.