It's time for another season of the Bottom 10, a rankings platform that's significance will become readily apparent in 2014 when it outlasts the BCS standings.
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1. Connecticut (0-1)
The Huskies kicked off the season by losing to FCS school Towson. Hey, UConn fans, chin up, it could be worse — no, wait, it really couldn't.
2. Akron (0-1)
The good news for the Zips: They return some experienced players at key positions from 2012. The bad news for the Zips: They return some experienced players at key positions from 2012.
3. Massachusetts (0-1)
News flash: UMass loses big at Wisconsin. Wisconsin fans have a field day coming up with taunts that rhyme with “Massachusetts” as well as inappropriate variations on “Minutemen.”
4. Kansas (0-0)
Smart KU fans go ahead and celebrate the team's bye weekend Saturday, realizing the celebratory mood will likely dissipate soon.
5. UNLV (0-1)
The Runnin' Rebels lost to Minnesota in a classic matchup of a probably-not-that-good warm weather school vs. a probably-not-that-good cold weather school.
6. UAB (0-1)
Lost Saturday at Troy. You know you may not be very good when Troy is unwilling to travel to you.
7. Florida Atlantic (0-1)
Carl Pelini mistakenly has his QB spike the ball on fourth down while trailing 34-6 in the fourth quarter against Miami. I can picture FAU administrators saying: “Our old coach could've done that.”
8. Baylor (1-0)
The Bears make the Bottom 10 after whipping Wofford; according to the Bottom 10 formula, playing Wofford during the nonconference season is an automatic 30-point deduction.
9. Buffalo (0-1)
Bulls earn moral victory by holding an Urban Meyer-coached team to less than 50 points in a nonconference game.
10. USC (1-0)
The Trojans win at Hawaii, after running out of recruiting violations to commit in the continental U.S.
Also receiving votes:
Southern Mississippi, Northern Arizona, Miley Cyrus, Miley Cyrus' dad, Houston Astros, Johnny Manziel, the rest of the Manziel family, missed extra points, closed Husker practices, hot home openers, A-Rod, SMU, Purdue.