As sports fans, we love lists. And though we hate to admit it, we kind of like dwelling in the misery of others. After all, it loves company.
After two weeks of college football, who are the ones at risk of relegation (if only the NCAA did it like European soccer!)? These are the worst seven teams so far in the FBS.
7. Akron - The Zips are allowing 48.5 points per game, are 120th in the country in points allowed and 112th in rushing offense in losses to Central Florida and Florida International.
6. Houston – With losses to Texas State (30-13) and Louisiana Tech (56-49) its possible that no team has ever fallen as hard and fast as the Cougars. Hard to imagine this team was 13-1 last season.
5. Pitt - Opened the season at home with a loss to Youngstown State and followed that up with Thursday night national spotlight snoozer against Cincy. And to think, ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit picked Pitt to win the Big East this year. Better bet that they finish in the cellar then on top.
4. Colorado - Mile High loss to in-state “rival” Colorado State followed by a heart-breaker against Sacramento State. But at least the Buffs have a Pac-12 schedule to look forward to. Save Washington State, it doesn’t look like there is a winnable game left for old CU.
3. Memphis - Another FBS school with an FCS loss. Theirs is to Tennesee – Martin. They also dropped one to Arkansas State who looked completely helpless for the first 25 minutes until Oregon showed mercy.
2.Eastern Michigan - Opener 11-point loss @Ball State might not be that bad, but a 17-point loss at home to Illinois State is that bad.
1. Massachusetts - Maybe we should give UMass a pass because it is their first year in the FBS division, but given that plenty of other FCS teams are winning . . . no pass. Been outscored 82-6 by Uconn and Indiana. Good news, though, they get Michigan this week.