BOBS Rankings: Bottom’s up for Memphis…


The deep six in Week 7 of the Bottom of the Barrel Series (BOBS) rankings, with first-place vote in parentheses:

1. MEMPHIS (1)

Record: 1-11

Last week’s ranking: 2

Last week’s result: lost to UCF 17-37

This week’s game: season complete


Record: 1-11

Last week’s ranking: 3

Last week’s result: lost to Louisiana Tech 38-45

This week’s game: at Idaho (5-7)


(New Mexico and New Mexico State)

Record: 3-21

Last week’s ranking: 4

Last week’s results: New Mexico (1-11) lost to TCU 17-66; New Mexico State (2-10) lost to Hawaii 24-59

This week’s games: season complete for both teams


Record: 2-10

Last week’s ranking: 6

Last week’s result: lost to No. 1 Akron 14-22

This week’s game: season complete


Record: 1-11

Last week’s ranking: 1

Last week’s result: upset No. 6 Buffalo 22-14

This week’s game: season complete


Record: 2-10

Last week’s ranking: not ranked

Last week’s result: lost to Northern Illinois 3-71

This week’s game: season complete

JUMPED OUT: 5. Louisiana-Lafayette

ALSO RECEIVING VOTES: E. Gordon Gee; Rod Gilmore; Peyton Manning vs. the San Diego Chargers; the Miami Heat; the old “penetrations” tie-breaker in Texas high school football playoff games.

NOTES: Memphis is No. 1 in the BOBS for the first time in school history. … Akron avoided locking up its first BOBS championship in its final game of the season, stunning then-No. 6 Buffalo. Announced attendance in Akron was 5,216. Already, however, more than 7,000 people are claiming to have witnessed the historic game. … The Land of Disenchantment was defeated in its two games by a combined score of 125-41 and outgained by a combined 1,109 yards to 344. … After Eastern Michigan pulled to within 3-20 of Northern Illinois, the Huskies scored 51 unanswered points to pull away for a 71-3 victory.

BOBS appears Mondays through the college football regular season. Find sports humor columnist David Thomas on Facebook by searching for “Fans’ Insider,” and follow him on Twitter @FansInsider.

David Thomas, 817-390-7697


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