ESPN Releases Its New “Bottom 10” After Week 8

first_imgA closeup of Urban Meyer during an Ohio State football game.GLENDALE, AZ – JANUARY 01: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes on the sidelines during the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 1, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Every week, ESPN updates its “Bottom 10” rankings. After Week 8, there is one team whose presence on this list is downright shocking.Ohio State was No. 2 in the country going into Saturday’s game against Purdue. However, after losing 49-20, they find themselves ranked No. 5 in the “Bottom 10.”Now, of course the Buckeyes aren’t one of the 10 worst teams in the country. But ESPN likes to include good teams that had horrendous losses on this list alongside truly putrid squads.That’s why Georgia made last week’s “Bottom 10” and Ohio State is here this week. The Bulldogs are already off the list.Here is the full ESPN “Bottom 10” after Week 8:UTEPRiceTexas StateSan Jose StateOhio StateUConnRutgersBowling GreenWestern KentuckyOregon StateNebraska is also out of the “Bottom 10” after getting its first win of the year over Minnesota. That leaves Rutgers and Oregon State as the long Power 5 holdovers.Most likely, they will remain in these rankings all season. Ohio State will probably be out by this time next week.last_img read more

World Cup 2019: England will be under tremendous pressure against Australia, says Sachin Tendulkar

first_imgWorld Cup 2019: England will be under tremendous pressure against Australia, says Sachin TendulkarICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Speaking to India Today, batting great Sachin Tendulkar said Australia, with their ability to go for the kill, will put pressure on England when the two teams meet at Lord’s on Tuesday. England is in a spot of bother after having lost matches to Pakistan and Sri Lanka in their campaign.advertisement India Today Web Desk LondonJune 25, 2019UPDATED: June 25, 2019 12:29 IST Eoin Morgan. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSEngland take on rivals Australia at Lord’s, London on TuesdayEngland head into the big game on the back of a 20-run defeat to Sri LankaSachin Tendulkar backs Australia to put pressure on EnglandIt’s almost time for one of the biggest battles of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Before the much-anticipated Ashes series, cricket’s long-standing rivals England and Australia will be going head-to-head against each other in a crunch battle at the Home of Cricket, Lord’s in London on Tuesday.England was billed as the pre-tournament favorites. However, their campaign, it is safe to say, has derailed a bit. They were expected to bulldoze opponents with their batting might but two losses, one each to Pakistan and Sri Lanka has put their chances of even making the semi-final under threat.Eoin Morgan’s men are placed fourth in the 10-team World Cup 2019 points table with 8 points from 6 matches. However, the likes of Bangladesh (7 points from 7 matches), Sri Lanka (6 points from 6 matches) and Pakistan (5 points from 6 matches) are keeping the pressure on the hosts.Speaking to India Today, batting great Sachin Tendulkar said England will be under considerable pressure when they take on arch-rivals at Lord’s.”They will be under tremendous pressure. you look at the way Aussies have played, the moment they realize it is the time to go for the kill they go all out. That will put pressure on England,” Tendulkar said.They look ready! #CmonAussie #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/liDcUn2lgRCricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 25, 2019England is heading into the big-ticket clash on the back of a 20-run defeat over Sri Lanka in Leeds. The hosts have been missing their big-hitting opener Jason Roy and he has been ruled out of Tuesday’s clash.advertisementEngland is looking vulnerable but Tendulkar believes Eoin Morgan’s men can put pressure on the Australian bowling attack “that lacks penetration and depth”.”Australia’s bowling attack is not that great though. After [Mitchell] Starc and [Pat] Cummins the depth and penetration in their bowling are missing. That is where England can think of encashing,” Tendulkar added.Australia is sitting pretty at the 2nd spot with 10 points from 6 matches and win on Tuesday will help them move to the top of the points table.Nonetheless, Australia head coach Justin Langer said his team will not underestimate England and maintained Eoin Morgan’s men are still titled favorites.”See how they’ve played for four years, they’re the best team in the world. Look at their team … Nothing has changed in a week,” Langer said.England will face India on June 30 and then New Zealand in their final group-stage match on July 3 after Tuesday’s match vs Australia.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Bangladesh know where to bowl to India, says spin coach Sunil JoshiAlso Read | England vs Australia: Eoin Morgan expects hostile reception for Steve Smith, David Warner at Lord’sAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow Eoin MorganFollow England VS Australia Nextlast_img read more