The Bottom 10: Come on down!

Updated: December 6, 2006, 1:46 PM ET
By David Duffey | ESPN.com

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The Bottom 10 inspirational thought of the week:

Come on down, come on down!
Hey don'tcha wanna party, party with me?
Come on down, come on down!
Shake your blues and let it go!
Come on down, come on down!


-- Crystal Waters, "Come On Down"

Come on down! You are the next contestant in the Bottom 10! Bob Barker announced that he is leaving "The Price Is Right" after 35 years with the show. The longest-running daytime game show in TV history without Barker? That would be like the Bottom 10 without Temple.

Wait a minute. Temple won its "Showcase Showdown" with Bowling Green Saturday. First the Owls win, then Barker retires. Weird, huh? But it's a solid theme for this week's Bottom 10. We'll use some of "The Price Is Right" games to guide us through this week's edition. Too bad Barker's Beauties were unavailable.

Jesse Grant/WireImage.comBob Barker's never seen contestants quite like the ones in the Bottom 10.
With Temple earning the week off, the Bottom 10 had to play a little "Triple Play" to determine which of Division I-A's three remaining winless teams deserved the No. 1 spot. If you guessed Duke without going over, come on down! The Blue Devils' 16-game losing streak is the nation's longest. They also lost to Div. I-AA Richmond in the opener. Stanford remains at No. 2, followed by Florida International.

The coveted No. 5 spot goes to a team more accustomed to the AP top five than the Bottom 10. If you haven't taken a look at the standings in the ACC Atlantic Division, do so. You'll find Florida State in the basement. The 'Noles, who lost to Maryland Saturday, hit the Bottom 10's infamous position just two weeks after archrival Miami spent a week at No. 5.

The pillow fight of the week (or Showcase Showdown): Louisiana Tech at North Texas.

If you were wondering about this week's song lyrics, Crystal Waters released a dance song in 2001 called "Come On Down." The single is based around the theme song to "The Price Is Right" and reached No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Play chart.

So, with apologies to Steve Harvey and help from "The Price is Right," here's this week's Bottom 10:

Remember: Help control the Bottom 10 population. Have your Bottom 10 team spayed or neutered.

ESPN.com's Bottom 10
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1. Duke 0-8 Plinko: The Blue Devils keep dropping their Plinko disc -- and it keeps ending up in the 0 slot.
2. Stanford 0-8 Clearance Sale: Even after a bye week, the actual retail price of the Cardinal is a perfect match for the Bottom 10.
3. Florida International 0-8 Punch A Bunch: The Golden Panthers haven't been able to hit the punch board to claim a winning prize, but they have thrown a few punches.
4. Memphis 1-7 Bonkers: Through eight games, the Tigers have only heard the "all are correct, you win" sound effect once.
5. Florida State 4-4 Switcheroo: The Seminoles are 2-4 and in last place in the ACC Atlantic. Yes, those numbers are lined up correctly, which earns FSU the Bottom 10's weekly No. 5 spot prize. Things are upside down for Renegade and Co.
6. North Carolina 1-7 Check Out: After adding up the totals through eight games, neither the Tar Heels nor John Bunting have won enough to earn a prize.
7. Louisiana-Monroe 1-7 Lucky Seven: The Warhawks might have one victory, but that total won't win them anything but a spot in the Bottom 10.
8. Buffalo 1-7 Shell Game: The Bulls found the colored ball under the shell when they played Temple in Week 1. It's been seven incorrect guesses since then.
9. San Diego State 1-6 On The Spot: The Aztecs chose the wrong path in a loss to Div. I-AA Cal Poly Saturday, which moves them back to the center of the spot.
10. UNLV 1-7 Dice Game: The Rebels keep rolling the dice, but have only answered higher or lower correctly once.

Waiting list: Bowling Green (4-5, but they lost to Temple Saturday), Colorado (1-8), Eastern Michigan (1-7), Fresno State (1-6), Miami (Ohio) (1-8) and Utah State (1-7).

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

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