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ESPN Releases Its Final "Bottom 10" For 2018

Michigan football head coach Jim Harbaugh patting quarterback Shea Patterson on the head.

ANN ARBOR, MI - SEPTEMBER 22: Head coach Jim Harbaugh celebrates a first half score with Shea Patterson #2 while playing the Nebraska Cornhuskers on September 22, 2018 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

With the college football regular season basically wrapped up, ESPN has released its final "Bottom 10" ranking for 2018. Unfortunately for Michigan fans, the Wolverines are on this list.

Now, if you're familiar with the "Bottom 10," you know it is a mix of truly putrid teams and legitimately good programs coming off ugly losses. Michigan fits in the latter after last week's 62-39 drubbing at the hands of Ohio State.

The loss cost the Wolverines a shot at the Big Ten title and the College Football Playoff. It also earned them the No. 5 spot in the "Bottom 10."

Michigan isn't the only Power 5 team finishing the season in embarrassing company. Rutgers, Louisville and UNC are also on this ignominious list.

Here is ESPN's full final "Bottom 10":

  1. UTEP
  2. Central Michigan
  3. Rutgers
  4. UConn
  5. Michigan
  6. San Jose State
  7. Rice
  8. Louisville
  9. Georgia State
  10. UNC

At least Michigan fans can take solace in one thing. Unlike any other team on this list, they will finish their 2018 season playing in a New Year's Six bowl.

That should help ease the pain a little bit.