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Assume the position

12/1/2004

Weeks: Preseason | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13

The Bottom 10's inspirational thought of the week:

I want you to know, I said I want you to now right now
You've been good to me baby, Better than I've been to myself, hey-hey
And if you ever leave me, I don't want nobody else hey hey
I said I want you to know, I said I want you to know right now
You know you make me want to (SHOUT)

-- "Shout," Otis Day and the Knights

While Otis Day and the Knights led Bluto, Otter, Boon, Pinto, Flounder and the "Animal House" crew in a joyful rendition of "Shout," the teams in the Bottom 10 make us want to shout for a much different reason. From one team remaining winless, to another suffering a program-changing upset, to two teams combining for 10 points, there were plenty of reasons to wail this weekend.

Although tempted to turn to Ashlee Simpson after her Milli Vanilli-like performance on Saturday Night Live to get us through this week's ranking, the Bottom 10 thought that recent events in Gainesville gave us no choice but to turn to the boys from Faber College.

"I think this situation absolutely requires a really futile and stupid gesture, be done on somebody's part!" -- Otter "And we're just the guys to do it!" -- Bluto

Central Florida remains the nation's only winless squad following its 43-7 loss to Miami (Ohio). Entering the third week of their reign at No. 1, the Golden Knights' quest to dethrone Army looks solid. Finding a deserving team for the coveted No. 5 spot is often challenging, but Florida's performance in Starkville, Miss., not only secured the Gators a spot in the Bottom 10, but it also proved to be the undoing of coach Ron Zook.

"We have an old saying in Delta House: don't get mad, get even." -- D-Day

Three teams escaped the Bottom 10 again this week. Give Ohio State a Buckeye for its 30-7 win over Indiana. Mississippi State's shocking upset of Florida gets the Bulldogs off the list this week, but the Bottom 10 will always Remember the Maine. Tulane beat UAB 59-55 to also make it off the list.

"Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?" -- Bluto

With an amazing five teams in the Bottom 10, it should be no surprise that this week's Pillow Fight returns to MAC country. The battle for the Directional Michigan Cup resumes in Mount Pleasant, Mich., on Saturday when Western Michigan heads to Central Michigan.

ESPN.com users had plenty to say about the Oct. 25 Bottom 10 ranking.

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

Waiting list: Arizona (1-6), Baylor (2-5), Central Michigan (2-5), Duke (1-5), East Carolina (1-5), Houston (1-6), Idaho (2-6), Illinois (2-6), Indiana (2-5), South Florida (2-4), Tulsa (1-6), UNLV (2-6), Washington (1-6) and back by popular demand Wyoming's uniforms (the road unis reminded the Bottom 10 Guy of a dirty Q-tip).