The Bottom 10's inspirational thought of the week:
I tell ya,
I don't get no respect.
No respect at all.
-- Rodney Dangerfield
The Bottom 10 mourns the passing of Rodney Dangerfield and offers up this week's poll as a tribute to the self-deprecating comic legend. After all, who better to appreciate his "comedy of the loser" or "comedy of angst" than the downtrodden members of the Bottom 10?
However, there was good news this week for several of the downtrodden. Three-time defending Bottom 10 champ Army ended its 19-game losing streak and Bottom 10 reign with a 48-29 win over Cincinnati. Louisiana Monroe, East Carolina and Washington also picked up their first wins of the year.
That leaves one winless Division I-A program -- Central Florida. So, while the Bottom 10 sends its best wishes to the Black Knights of the Hudson, the Indians, the Pirates and the Huskies, we have another problem -- there are still 23 one-win teams.
We head to the MAC for this week's Pillow Fight. The battle for the inaugural Directional Michigan cup begins this Saturday in Kalamazoo when Eastern Michigan (2-4) visits Western Michigan (1-4). You can bet the Chippewas of Central Michigan (2-3) will keep a close eye on that one.
So, after reading the Bottom 10, kick your feet up, pop open a Miller Lite (if you are 21 or over) and pop in a DVD or tape of Caddyshack. Here's to you Rodney:
ESPN.com users had plenty to say about the Oct. 11 Bottom 10 ranking.
With apologies to Steve Harvey, here's this week's Bottom 10:
Waiting list: Arizona (1-4), Ball State (1-5), Buffalo (1-5), Clemson (1-4), Colorado State (1-4), Duke (1-4), Texas offensive coordinator Greg Davis' play calling, Houston (1-5), Kentucky (1-4), Oregon State (1-4), Tulsa (1-4) and Vanderbilt (1-4).