This week, Bottom 10 teams will give thanks the 2013 season is winding down.
1. Southern Mississippi (0-11): The Golden Eagles lost their 23rd straight game. While the team won’t win any awards, can we give the season-ticket holders something for showing up every week?
2. Miami (Ohio) (0-11): After dropping to No. 2 after holding the top spot most of this season, I’m just surprised that Redhawks fans aren’t clamoring for a Bottom 10 playoff.
3. Temple (1-10): Temple lost to previously winless Connecticut 28-21. The Huskies attribute their newfound toughness to scrimmaging against the UConn women’s basketball team.
4. Massachusetts (1-10): Philosophical UMass coaches say at least now they don’t have to worry about downplaying expectations for 2014.
5. Idaho (1-10): The Vandals lost to Florida State 80-14 in a game that wasn’t nearly as close as the final score would indicate.
6. FIU (1-10): If you can’t recruit college football players in Florida …
7. Purdue (1-10): The Boilermakers lost to Illinois in a game so meaningless, BTN will replay it only eight or nine times next week.
8. Georgia State (0-11): The Panthers almost upset Arkansas State, but lost 35-33. If only this were horseshoes and not football.
9. California (1-11): Cal lost to Stanford 63-13 Saturday. In an effort to keep the score down, the Stanford Tree played most of the fourth quarter at tight end.
10. Hawaii (0-11): The Warriors dropped an overtime heartbreaker to Wyoming 59-56, a score that sounds like something from the Charleston Classic basketball tournament.
Others receiving votes: New Mexico State, Western Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Blockbuster Video’s business plan, Kansas fans dumping their goal post into a lake last week, me for mocking Lee Corso’s prognosticating skills, Virginia, UAB, Florida, Kentucky.