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ESPN Releases Its New “Bottom 10” After Week 9

A pylon at the CFP National Championship game.

ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 08: A detailed view of the ESPN Pylon Cam during the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T between the Georgia Bulldogs and the Alabama Crimson Tide at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 8, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Every Tuesday, ESPN releases its latest "Bottom 10" rankings. Each week, a new Power 5 team makes an appearance after a poor performance.

It is Colorado's turn this week. Now, the Buffaloes are 5-3 overall and likely headed to a bowl game, but they earned their spot in the "Bottom 10." ESPN likes to include quality Power 5 teams coming off bad losses, and boy, Colorado's latest loss was horrific.

On Saturday, Colorado blew a 31-3 lead to lowly Oregon State and lost to the Beavers at home. It was Oregon State's first road Pac-12 win in four years.

It was also Colorado's third loss in a row. That is enough to get you on this ignominious list.

Here is ESPN's full "Bottom 10" after Week 9:

  1. UTEP
  2. Rice
  3. UConn
  4. Bowling Green
  5. Colorado
  6. Rutgers
  7. Western Kentucky
  8. UNLV
  9. Central Michigan
  10. New Mexico State

This weekend, we have a very special "Bottom 10" showdown. The top two teams on this list, UTEP and Rice, will meet head-to-head. UTEP is 0-8 while Rice is 1-8.

Will the winner be able to make it out of these rankings? We'll see.