College football rankings now include the first “bottom 25” poll of the season. These college football rankings seek to rank the worst teams so far in 2015, which makes it a list no school wants to appear on. A report from CBS Sports awarded Wyoming that title of being the worst team in college football. The school lost to North Dakota, a FCS school that shouldn’t have won this game. It was made worse because the new coach at Wyoming (Craig Bohl) came over from North Dakota State.
The Washington State Cougars also lost in embarrassing fashion, falling to Portland State in its Pac-12 opener at home. That was bad enough to get WSU ranked as the fourth worst team so far. Head coach Mike Leach had no real answers for why the Cougs played so badly in front of the home crowd, especially after beating Portland State by 38 points just last year. Leach has to turn things around before WSU gets ranked even worse on this list.
As for other schools ranked in the bottom five of these college football rankings, Army West Point was listed as the second worst team after losing to Fordham. Kansas is No. 3 after losing to South Dakota State, Georgia Southern is No. 5 after losing 44-0 to West Virginia, and New Mexico State is No. 6 after losing 61-13 to Florida. Those are some pretty ugly games for these schools to lose, so there is a lot to prove when Week 2 of the season gets going.
Some other schools from big conferences also make appearances in the first bottom 25 poll of the season. That includes Texas at No. 11 after getting crushed by Notre Dame. The 38-3 loss was not the way that the Longhorns wanted to start the season, but they could bounce back against Rice in Week 2. Purdue slides in at No. 18 after losing 41-31 to Marshall, and Penn State is at No. 19 after losing 27-10 against Temple. The Pac-12 also has another representatives, with Arizona State at No. 21 after stumbling against Texas A&M (38-17).
The bottom 25 rankings are likely to shift a bit in Week 2, but Wyoming and Washington State have a lot to prove to get off this list. When it comes to the 2015 college football rankings, this is a list that will not help in recruiting for any school that appears on it. For Week 2, WSU plays Rutgers and Wyoming goes up against Eastern Michigan.
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