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Wolverines ignite a Bottom 10 house party

The Bottom 10 inspirational thought of the week:

Watch out. You might get what you're after
Cool babies strange but not a stranger
I'm an ordinary guy
Burning down the house

Hold tight. Wait 'til the party's over
Hold tight. We're in for nasty weather
There has got to be a way
Burning down the house

Here's your ticket pack your bag: time for jumpin' overboard
The transportation is here
Close enough but not too far, maybe you know where you are
Fightin' fire with fire

All wet, hey you might need a raincoat
Shakedown, dreams walking in broad daylight
Three hun-dred six-ty five de-grees
Burning down the house

-- Talking Heads, "Burning Down The House"

Tradition holds a special place in college football. From the winged helmets to "The Victors" to the Big House, Michigan has its share of tradition.

The Bottom 10 also holds its traditions dear. Losing to a Division I-AA team always ensures a first-class ticket to our rankings.

Step on in and enjoy the flight, Wolverines. Appalachian State called to confirm your reservation on Saturday. While the Mountaineers are the two-time defending I-AA champs, rules are rules. That trip from No. 5 in the preseason AP poll to No. 5 in the Bottom 10 was a quick one, huh?

But the Wolverines weren't the only ones. Rice lost to I-AA Nicholls State to join Michigan in the rankings. The Bottom 10 also made room for another longtime power. Sure, Georgia Tech is good, but a 33-3 home loss to the Yellow Jackets made Notre Dame a logical choice for No. 10. Plus, that move could set up an extra fluffy Notre Dame-Michigan pillow fight on Sept. 15.

This week's pillow fight's not a bad one, though. Buffalo travels to Temple in what could be a Bottom 10 instant classic.

Florida International and Duke, our preseason Bottom 10 favorites, did not disappoint and remain at the top of our rankings. However, there were some other changes. Since Appalachian State burned down the Big House, other house songs will guide us through the latest edition of the Bottom 10.

Have a comment about the Bottom 10 ranking? Send us your thoughts.

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

Waiting list: Idaho (0-1), Iowa State (0-1), Mississippi State (0-1), SMU (0-1), Syracuse (0-1), Syracuse's uniforms and Virginia (0-1).

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