College football’s Bottom 10 — Has UConn lost its grip on the No. 1 spot?

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[Editor’s note: A trio of Power 5 programs join our list of Bottom 10 regulars, all setting up this week’s colossal showdown between UConn and Vanderbilt.]

Inspirational thought of the week:

There’ve been moments in my existence
I have been pondering why
Nonetheless, in some way I considered we might normally endure
Now, I am not so guaranteed
You’re ready listed here, a person fantastic purpose to test
But what more can I say? What is actually left to present?
Are you gonna wait for a indicator, your miracle?
Stand up and fight

This is it!
Make no oversight wherever you are
This is it!
Your back’s to the corner
This is it!
Don’t be a fool any more
This is it!

— “This Is It,” Kenny Loggins

Listed here at Bottom 10 Headquarters, situated in an deserted apartment earlier mentioned the Fantastic Sams the place the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers get their mullets trimmed and bleached, we, like all dwelling mammals, stay our lives by the clock and the calendar, constantly counting down to the future monumental milestone memory by which we mark the development of our life.

Weddings. Funerals. The start of our youngsters. UConn checking out Vanderbilt.

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The relaxation of the school football environment invested the summertime wanting at preseason college or university soccer magazines and started off making use of a highlighter pen to mark the likes of Clemson-Georgia and Oregon-Ohio Condition. But we had already circled this date with a thick, black everlasting marker and a pad full of these yellow and pink “Signal In this article” arrows that we pulled off all the stop-and-desist letters we have been given more than the past 10 years from Randy Edsall’s attorneys.

The time is right here. The time is nigh. The Huskies are eventually flying to Songs Metropolis. Somebody let the manager at Tootsie’s know that Broadway is about to hear some blues sung the likes of which have not been crooned because Hank Williams Sr. died.

With apologies to Anthony Sherman, Jay Cutler and Steve Harvey, this is the 2021 Week 4 rankings.

1. UMess (-4)

Wait around … are we truly likely to do that total extended, elaborate intro about UConn and then replace it in the best bottom place? Certainly, we are, and our reasoning for accomplishing so is as sound as the seems of anguish that emanated from the shores of South Carolina on Saturday night. That’s wherever the Minutemen have been squashed like a piece of gum on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, edged out by Coastal Carolina 53-3. What is actually much more, this weekend they facial area the Toledo Bottle Rockets, who have been in the Bottom 10 last week, and two months from now journey to Florida Condition, which is in the Bottom 10 once more this week. In among, the Minutemen host the group they just displaced in this location, but we do not have to go significantly to discover them …

2. U-Are not able to (-5)

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The Huskies snatched defeat from the jaws of victory, keeping a 6-position direct about undefeated Wyoming late into the fourth quarter … then falling powering by 8 … then scoring with four seconds to go to trail by two … then failing on the two-point conversion and getting rid of 24-22. Randy Edsall scheduled a postgame information meeting to talk about the loss, but it was canceled after the male from “Imply Women” shouted from the crowd, “He won’t even go listed here!”

3. Florida State Semi-No’s (-4)

Just after trailing Louisville by 24 and rallying to reduce 31-23, coach Mike Norvell applied his Monday media availability to make an impassioned speech about the first FSU group to commence -4 since 1974, two seasons prior to Bobby Bowden was hired. Meanwhile, Miami coach Manny Diaz was giving a virtually simultaneous chat from his podium in Coral Gables, where by the Canes are now 2-2. When FSU and Miami meet Nov. 13, the video game will be named the Dude Ingesting Coffee In Entrance Of The Fire Gif Bowl.

4. By The Time I Get To Arizona (-4)

We pulled out the Bottom 10 Media Guide to uncover the final time two Ability 5 groups have been rated in the Base 5, but anyone spilled grape Fanta all more than it, and we could not get the internet pages unstuck. Also, if you are a Power 5 workforce that is in the Base 10, should we pull the plug on your use of the phrase Electric power? Would that make you a Cower 5 team? A Bitter 5 workforce? A Dour 5 team?

5. Clempson (2-2)

The Tigers land in the Coveted Fifth Spot immediately after shedding to NC Condition, a extensive, bitter rivalry in between two of the most passionate football packages in the 7-10 years history of the ACC. They call it the Textile Bowl. More than the subsequent a few months, Clemson plays Big East defectors Boston University, Syracuse and Pitt. In Upstate South Carolina, they call individuals the Carpetbagger Bowls.

6. unLv (-4)

The Fightin’ Tarks caught Fresno State in the middle of a weighty, article-UCLA-earn hangover and almost pulled off the upset, leading midway by the fourth quarter, ahead of ultimately falling 38-30. That decline quickly prevented Fresno Point out from masking the 30-point spread. Potentially that is why when the workforce aircraft landed again in Las Vegas later on that evening, the bus was being driven by a guy named Tony Two Toes, who claimed he required to have a word.

7. Ohio Not Condition (-4)

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The Bobcats faced Bottom 10 Waiting around Listing resident Northworstern, which squeaked out a 35-6 gain. Regardless of that, the mysteriously mystical magic FPI desktops say that Ohio is a 63% favorite in this week’s Pillow Combat Undercard matchup with Base 10 Waiting around Lister Akron-monious, which is 1-3 with a lone get above Bryant Air Conditioning, er, University, and just dropped to Ohio Condition Not Ohio in a 59-7 nail-biter. In linked information, our Bottom 10 laptop or computer suggests that Akron is favored in that video game, but then again, our computer system is a Commodore 64 that we discovered at a garage sale.

8. Vanderbilt Commode Doors (1-3)

Van-duh-built’s loss to Georgia was these types of a ship-sinking that the headline accompanying our story on the match was, “The box rating would not present how terribly Ga Bulldogs beat Vanderbilt Commodores.” The video game from UConn this 7 days will be televised on ESPNU at 7:30 p.m. ET and will re-air on Screambox, the all-horror movie streaming provider, right until the finish of time.

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Auburn will come again late to protect against the upset versus the Ga Point out Panthers.

9. Ga Southern Not State (1-3)

The Eagles fell to 1-3 just after a loss to Louisiana, fired coach Chad Lunsford and then suspended a senior nose deal with following movie surfaced of him standing atop the team bus as it drove to that 3rd straight loss, throughout which he caught a beer tossed to him from the crowd and shotgunned it. In related news, subsequent week is the 93rd anniversary of the release of the famous report “Statesboro Blues” by Blind Willie McTell, as in “Hey, Willie, please McTell us about the time that person from Statesboro bus-surfed his way to a 28-20 reduction to the Ragin’ Cajuns.”

10. Whew Mexico State (1-3)

The then-Base 10 Hold out Stated Other Aggies hosted the then-10th-ranked How? Why? Yuh Warriors in 2021 Pillow Combat of the 7 days IV and missing by 20 points. But they get a rematch at Hawaii just one thirty day period from now as portion of a rare in-period home-and-house series. They say that revenge is a dish most effective served chilly, but even if you you should not get the revenge, you could possibly as properly have it served to you from a Honolulu seaside barbecue pit.

Waiting around list: #MACtion East (additionally Baller Condition), Kansas Nayhawks, Warshington Point out, Unwell-ugh-noise, Muddled Tennessee State, Ar-won’t be able to-observed Condition, The Yew, FI(not A)U, Previous Duh-minions, Minute Rice, Southern Missed, North Texas Armadillos, Colora-duh State, Georgia State Not Southern, COVID-19.