For those about to rock with the Bottom 10
The Bottom 10 inspirational thoughts of the week:
Livin' easy, lovin' free
Season ticket on a one-way ride
Askin' nothin', leave me be
Takin' everythin' in my stride
Don't need reason, don't need rhyme
Ain't nothing that I'd rather do
Goin' down, party time
My friends are gonna be there too
-- "Highway To Hell," AC/DC
It's party time again for AC/DC. "Black Ice," the Australian band's 15th album in 33 years, is topping the charts around the world. Their sold-out world tour kicked off Tuesday in Wilkes Barre, Pa.
Michigan's season ticket on a one-way ride is headed in the opposite direction. After 33 straight bowl seasons, the Wolverines are 2-6 and one loss from staying home for the holidays. And Michigan definitely hasn't been livin' easy in Ann Arbor. The Wolverines, who fell at home to Michigan State on Saturday, have lost four games at home for the first time in four decades and four in a row overall for the first time in 41 years.
No wonder the Wolverines edged out Arizona State, Colorado and Kansas for the highly coveted No. 5 spot this week. But don't worry, Michigan, your Bottom 10 friends are gonna be there too.
Winless Washington isn't takin' everthin' in stride. The Huskies, who are the only FBS team without a win, announced that they will part ways with coach Tyrone Willingham after the season. U-Dub's loss to Notre Dame on Saturday moves the Huskies past rival Washington State into the No. 2 spot.
The Bottom 10 don't need reason, don't need rhyme in our search for No. 1. North Texas is holding steady after its 45-17 loss to Troy.
Pillow Fight of the Week: San Diego State at Wyoming.
Break out the prep-school attire and fire the cannon. For those about to rock, we salute you with AC/DC songs in 2008's Week 9 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:
ESPN.com's Bottom 10 RANK TEAM RECORD COMMENT 1. North Texas 0-8 "It's A Long Way To The Top": Unless you are the Mean Green, who share the nation's longest active losing streak at nine games. 2. Washington 0-7 "This House Is On Fire": Like North Texas, the Huskies have lost nine straight games and are winless in '08. Unlike the Mean Green, U-Dub also is looking for a new coach. 3. Washington State 1-7 "Rock & Roll Ain't Noise Pollution": But listening to the Cougars might be. Since Wazzu was off this past week, earplugs weren't needed. 4. SMU 1-8 "Walk All Over You": Navy didn't even need to attempt a pass to walk to a 34-7 win over the Mustangs. 5. Michigan 2-6 "Black Ice": Changing lanes with Rich Rodriguez didn't figure to be smooth, but the Wolverines never saw this kind of slide coming. 6. San Diego State 1-7 "Hells Bells": Playing "Hells Bells" as entrance music for closer Trevor Hoffman seemed to work for the Padres. Maybe they can loan the sheet music to the Aztecs. 7. Syracuse 1-6 "Back In Black": After a bye week, the Orange's 2008 funeral march continues Saturday with a home game against Louisville. 8. Utah State 1-7 "Shot Down In Flames": Kicked down in flames is more like it. The Aggies were thisclose to a win, but Fresno State's 58-yard field goal as time expired kept Utah State in the Bottom 10. 9. Miami (Ohio) 2-6 "You Shook Me All Night Long": Week 8 No. 9 Kent State shook the RedHawks all night long Saturday, so it's only fair that Miami replaces the Golden Flashes in the Bottom 10. 10. Wyoming 2-6 "For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)": The Bottom 10 is firing off its cannon at the return of the Cowboys to our band.
Waiting list: Eastern Michigan (2-7), Iowa State (2-6), Louisiana-Monroe (2-6), Middle Tennessee (2-6), NC State (2-6), Ohio (2-7), Purdue (2-6), Southern Miss (2-6), Toledo (2-6), Tulane (2-5), UAB (2-6) and UCF (2-5).
David Duffey is the college football editor at ESPN.com.
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