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ESPN Has Released Its Initial "Bottom 10" Rankings

A closeup of Rutgers head coach Chris Ash during a football game.

PISCATAWAY, NJ - NOVEMBER 10: Head coach Chris Ash of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights looks on against the Michigan Wolverines during the fourth quarter at HighPoint.com Stadium on November 10, 2018 in Piscataway, New Jersey. Michigan won 42-7. (Photo by Corey Perrine/Getty Images)

ESPN's weekly "Bottom 10" rankings are a who's who of who's bad in college football. You don't want your team's name on this list.

The best thing about the "Bottom 10," which is put together by longtime ESPN writer Ryan McGee, is that he doesn't just pick on the little guys. McGee is unafraid to put Power 5 teams in the mix.

The initial "Bottom 10" for the 2019 season was released this morning. Only one Power 5 team made the cut, though two others did get mentioned indirectly.

Here are the 10 unlucky entrants:

  1. UTEP
  2. Rice
  3. UConn
  4. San Jose State
  5. Week Zero Performances
  6. New Mexico State
  7. UMass
  8. Central Michigan
  9. Coastal Carolina
  10. Rutgers

Rutgers is the lone Power 5 representative right now, though Louisville, Oregon State, Kansas and a couple of others are knocking on the door. Additionally, McGee cited the sloppiness of Florida and Miami in his "Week 5 Performances" entry.

We actually have a couple of matchups including the teams on this list throughout the season, starting with UMass and Rutgers on Friday night. Winning that game could help either team get off the "Bottom 10" next week.

You can view the full "Bottom 10" here.