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