The Bottom 10 goes punk

Updated: December 6, 2006, 1:48 PM ET
By David Duffey | ESPN.com

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The Bottom 10 inspirational thought of the week:

I don't wanna walk around with you
I don't wanna walk around with you
I don't wanna walk around with you
So why you wanna walk around with me?
I don't wanna walk around with you


-- Ramones, "I Don't Wanna Walk Around With You"

CBGB & OMFUG closed its doors for the final time early Monday morning. The legendary club in Manhattan's Lower East Side is considered the birthplace of punk. If only there was a way to incorporate punk into a Bottom 10 theme. Actually, since the Miami-Florida International brawl is a no-brainer for the coveted No. 5 spot, it's not that difficult at all.

CBGB & OMFUG, which stands for Country Bluegrass Blues and Other Music for Uplifting Gormandizers, helped launch the career of Patti Smith, Blondie, Talking Heads and The Ramones. So in tribute to CBGB, the fighting Canes and punks everywhere, the Bottom 10 will use song titles from The Ramones to guide us through the bottom of the college football barrel.

Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage.com The Bottom 10 appreciated Joey Ramone belting out a tune, but doesn't appreciate teams belting each other.
While the No. 5 spot is always one of the driving beats of the Bottom 10, it takes center stage this week. The helmet-swinging, cleat-stomping, body-slamming fiasco in the Orange Bowl deserves the coveted position more than any of the previous occupants.

Temple holds down the top spot for the sixth straight week. The low-flying Owls are followed by winless Duke, Stanford and San Diego State.

Miami (Ohio) and Colorado picked up their first wins of the year to earn the week off. Winless FIU shares No. 5 with Miami, so two Bottom 10 spots opened up. Memphis and North Carolina joined the Bottom 10's band.

The pillow fight of the week: Utah State at Louisiana Tech.

So, with apologies to Steve Harvey and help from The Ramones, here's this week's Bottom 10:

ESPN.com's Bottom 10
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1. Temple 0-7 "Why Is It Always This Way?": The Owls, who have lost 19 straight games, have been the Bottom 10's headline act for years.
2. Duke 0-6 "I Don't Wanna Go Down To The Basement": The Blue Devils, who have lost 14 straight, will if Temple wins.
3. Stanford 0-7 "I Wanna Be Sedated": If the Cardinal's nine-game losing streak extends much longer, that option might sound good to Walt Harris.
4. San Diego State 0-5 "I Don't Wanna Walk Around With You": The Aztecs are still searching for their first win in the Chuck Long era.
5. FIU-Miami brawl
0-2 "You Never Should Have Opened That Door": The Hurricanes and Panthers mixed it up in the Orange Bowl and delivered a black eye to college football. It's worse for the Canes, who have been down this road before.
6. Eastern Michigan 0-6 "All's Quiet On The Eastern Front": With six straight loses, the Eagles aren't making any noise in the MAC this year.
7. North Carolina 1-5 "Here Today, Gone Tomorrow": The Tar Heels are here today because their lone victory is over Furman, which means John Bunting is likely gone tomorrow.
8. Memphis 1-5 "Danger Zone": Without DeAngelo Williams in the backfield this year, the Tigers have entered the danger zone.
9. Louisiana Tech 1-5 "Crummy Stuff": The Bulldogs have given up 40.8 points per game. Only Temple gives up more in Division I-A.
10. Fresno State 1-5 "I Wanna Be Well": These Bulldogs are more familiar with the Top 25, but a 68-37 home loss to Hawaii extended their losing streak to five -- and their stay in the Bottom 10.

Waiting list: Buffalo (1-5), Louisiana-Monroe (1-5), Marshall (1-5), UNLV (1-5) and Utah State (1-6).

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

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