BC-EEK! College Football's Worst in 2010
So if you are looking for a debate on the latest BCS poll, this is the wrong article to read.
In college football there is also a debate going on about which teams are the worst this year.
This got me thinking about what a BCS poll would look like for the worst teams in all the land. Based on the way the BCS is done, I have come up with my own poll on college football's worst.
The basis is similar to that of the actual BCS. Each BCS conference provides at least one team, with the possibilities of being at least 2 at large teams.
So here it is, the worst of the worst in this year's battle for the BCS-toilet bowl.
10. South Florida
The Bulls are easily the best team you will see on this poll,but as with the BCS, someone has to represent the Big East.
At 3-3 USF still has aspirations of making a bowl game, unlike many of the other squads on this list. However, the quality of wins is what puts them on the list, as well as an 0-2 conference mark.
The main issue for USF is with the passing game, which ranks near the bottom of the FBS. B.J. Daniel is still a work in progress, but is aided by a Bull defense that has been pretty good so far.
USF may easily get out of this poll soon enough, as they have games that can be won against Cincinnati and Rutgers coming up.
The Volunteers are fortunate to have 2 wins thus far. It took overtime for them to finally dispose of Conference USA's UAB a few weeks ago.
The bottom line in Knoxville is that they are lacking depth on both sides of the ball. Seemingly Tennessee stays in games until they get into the 2nd half and that is where the wheels come off.
They have struggled in the running game and have had problems putting up points in big SEC games.
The Vols may stay in the BC-EEK for a while, since games against 'Bama and South Carolina are coming up.
Right down the road from Knoxville is our entry at #8, the Memphis Tigers.
So far the Tigers have put together a 1-6 campaign that has saw them beat only Middle Tennessee.
The offense is bad at best, putting up just 90 points, and they rank near the bottom of the FBS in rushing yards.
On defense they are one of the worst, allowing nearly 40 per game.
Memphis is a definite contender for this year's BCS toilet bowl title game.
7. Washington State
Cougar head coach Pual Wulff has not had much success in Pullman. So far Wulff has put together a 4-28 record at the helm, and is one of the hot seat favorites for sportswriters across the nation.
Wazzu is perhaps the worst defense in the FBS, allowing over 40 points per game and have a run defense that anyone could run for 100 yards on.
Often they find themselves down by double digits before the 1st quarter is even over, and they still have Pac 10 heavyweights Stanford, Oregon State, and Washington left.
A 1-11 season is a definite possibility, which would leave them with a case to be playing for the toilet bowl title.
The question in Akron right now is not how Lebron will do with the Heat, it's whether or not first year coach Rob Ianello will actually get a win in 2010.
Right now Akron is among the worst in almost every offensive category in the nation. They can't score, they give up too many points, and they are just bad.
The upcoming schedule provides little relief with Temple, Western Michigan, and Miami still remaining. Their only hope is a trip to Muncie in a few weeks to take on a bad Ball State club.
Duke gets the automatic from the ACC so far. At 1-5 with a lone win over Elon, the Blue Devils are already looking forward to basketball season.
The main problem for Duke lies on defense, where they average giving up nearly 40 per game.
David Cutcliffe and company have a young team, especially on offense where they have at times struggled to move the ball. But in the coming years, it will improve, especially if Sean Renfree continues to mature.
The Dukies have a tough road ahead with games against VaTech, UNC, and Georgia Tech. Don't look for them to give up their ACC automatic any time soon.
Gopher fans can rejoice now that Tim Brewster is gone. That is the good news. The bad news is that they are still 1-6 and staring at a potential 1-11 season.
The Gophers aren't all that terrible. Adam Weber is a senior QB that provides leadership and a decent arm, while the Gopher ground game is not as bad as what you may think.
Actually, the Gophers may not be as bad as their 1-6 mark. Look for them to play better and maybe steal a win or 2 down the stretch.
But for now, they are only as good as their last game, a 28-17 loss at Purdue.
3. San Jose State
San Jose State earns yet another at-large for their performance in the WAC.
The Spartan are averaging less than 9 points per game,which ranks dead last, and have been beaten by FCS foe UC Davis.
San Jose State ranks among the worst in nearly every team category across the FBS board, including rushing yards, passing yards, and points against.
The remaining schedule look tough, but a game against New Mexico State could give them a chance at lucky win #2.
2. New Mexico
Securing our first spot in the toilet bowl are the Lobos of New Mexico. New Mexico sits at 0-6 currently and are coming off a loss to in state rival New Mexico State.
Many Lobos fans are calling for the head of head coach Mike Locksley, who has won just once during his brief career.
The Lobos rank near the bottom in nearly every category, including last in points against giving up over 46 per contest.
The upcoming schedule gives the Lobos a very good shot at going 0-for and keeping their spot in the BC-EEk toilet bowl come January.
1. Western Kentucky
You are #1 until somebody knocks you off, or in this case you win a game.
The last time the Hilltoppers won a game, George W. Bush was still in office and it was against OVC foe Murray State.
Since then there has been little to celebrate.
This past weekend the Toppers were seemingly on their way to a win, entering the 4th quarter with a 24-7 lead on UL-Monroe.
28 points later and the Hilltoppers had earned their 26th straight loss.
The question is, can they win in 2010?
Many feel that they are on the right track, but if not they will certainly take the second spot in our BC-EEK Toilet Bowl Title game.