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All aboard the Bottom 10 express

The Bottom 10 inspirational thought of the week:


Alabama, Arkansas, I do love my Ma and Pa

Not the way that I do love you

Well holy moley me oh my

You're the apple of my eye

Girl, I've never loved one like you

Man, oh man, you're my best friend

I scream it to the nothingness

There ain't nothing that I need

Well, hot and heavy, pumpkin pie

Chocolate candy, Jesus Christ

There ain't nothing please me more than you

Oh home, let me come home

Home is whenever I'm with you

Oh home, let me come home

Home is whenever I'm with you

La la la take me home

Baby, I'm coming home


-- "Home," Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

When the Bottom 10 train left the station, it departed for destinations unknown, content to let the capricious college football winds set its course for the coming season.

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros know the feeling. Last year, they boarded a train along with the bands Mumford & Sons and Old Crow Medicine Show, knifing across the American Southwest before arriving in New Orleans, playing concerts along the way.

The Bottom 10 feels a certain kinship with that gypsy band of traveling troubadours, whose journey was chronicled in the documentary, "Big Easy Express," released this summer.

So imagine our surprise when the Bottom 10 Express reversed course so soon after its departure and returned to where it started only two weeks ago: the University of Arkansas.

What's that they say about all roads leading home? This season, home is where the Hog is.

It's impossible not to sympathize with the Razorbacks' plight. Their season might have been lost in April after Bobby Petrino's ill-fated Harley-Davidson ride.

They emerged from the drama relatively unscathed, only to see their season fall off the tracks again after Saturday's loss to Louisiana-Monroe in Little Rock. Have the Warhawks, possessors of exactly zero winning seasons as an FBS member, sent Arkansas' season completely off the tracks? We'll find out soon enough. For now, it's enough to earn the Razorbacks the coveted No. 5 spot in this week's Bottom 10 … again.

Some Arkansas fans are putting on a brave face, and are turning up their noses (literally) at any talk of their season heading into a tailspin. But it's hard for the Bottom 10 to feel overly optimistic about the Razorbacks' prospects, especially with Alabama coming to town Saturday.

It's doubtful the Crimson Tide will be among those feeling sorry for the Razorbacks, and a loss will make make it all but impossible for the Hog Express to reach its preferred destinations of Atlanta or Miami.

The Pillowfight of the Week is Middle Tennessee at Memphis.

With apologies to Steve Harvey, Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeroes, here is this week's Bottom 10.

Waiting list: Utah's little-brother comeuppance; Missouri special-teams trickery; Cy Hawk scorelines; Wisconsin's offense.

Conor Nevins is a college football editor for ESPN.com.