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Tuesday, October 14, 2008
It don't come easy in the BCS edition of the Bottom 10

By David Duffey

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The Bottom 10 inspirational thoughts of the week:

Oh, where are the things I saw in my dreams?
Where's the happy that freedom should bring?
I see me today and know yesterday
That I threw away my most precious things.
I see me a man who's lonely, wants only to lose
Beaucoups of blues.

-- "Beaucoups Of Blues," Ringo Starr

Ringo Starr is tired of receiving fan mail. If he receives it, he'll trash it. The former Beatles drummer posted a short video clip on his Web site telling fans that any mail sent after Oct. 20 will not be read or answered.

"It's going to be tossed," he says on the video. "I'm warning you with peace and love, I have too much to do. So no more fan mail. Thank you, thank you. And no objects to be signed. Nothing. Anyway, peace and love, peace and love."

There are a bunch of BCS conference teams which would like to toss their mail, too. Although, we doubt what they are currently receiving could be considered "fan" mail.

With the first BCS standings scheduled to be released on Sunday, it's a good time to concentrate the Bottom 10's message of peace and love on just BCS conference teams.

If Ringo can have his All-Starr band, the Bottom 10 should have an all-star band, too.

So, North Texas, Idaho, Utah State, San Diego State and the rest of the regular Bottom 10 band members can sit this session out.

This week, we'll see if Arizona State, Michigan, Rutgers, Texas A&M and the rest of our all-star band can carry a tune.

Since it's a special edition of the Bottom 10, the highly coveted No. 5 spot features a special pairing of troubled Tigers.

We'll let songs of Ringo Starr carry us through the Week 7 Bottom 10 for 2008.

Have a comment about the Bottom 10 ranking? Send us your thoughts.

So, with apologies to Steve Harvey, here's the Bottom 10:'s Bottom 10: BCS All-Starr Edition
1. Washington State 1-6 "It Don't Come Easy": That's definitely the case for the Cougars in Pac-10 play. Wazzu has been outscored 223-33 during its 0-4 Pac-10 start.
2. Washington 0-5 "Fastest Growing Heartache In The West": The wailful howls about the Huskies continue to grow around Seattle. With Oregon State, ND and USC up next, it could get even louder.
3. Syracuse 1-5 "Hard Times": The Orange failed to reach the end zone for the first time this season in their loss to WVU and fell to 2-21 in Big East games under Greg Robinson.
4. Rutgers 1-5 "Love Don't Last Long": The Scarlet Knights are only 11-12 since knocking off No 3. Louisville and rising to No. 7 in November 2006. Their slide keeps getting worse.
5. Tiger Beat 7-6 "With A Little Help From My Friends": Auburn and Clemson were expected to contend in 2008. Instead, both troubled Tigers have made midseason changes to their coaching staffs.
6. Tennessee 2-4 "No No Song": No, we're not talking about "Rocky Top," but the Pride of the Southland band isn't cranking up that tune as often these days -- except against UAB and NIU.
7. Texas A&M 2-4 "It's No Secret": The Aggies are struggling. Texas A&M is 0-2 for the first time ever in the Big 12 and has lost three games at Kyle Field.
8. Arizona State 2-4 "What Goes Around": The Sun Devils surprised in 2007. ASU is getting surprised in 2008. The Sun Devils have lost four straight games.
9. UCLA 2-4 "La De Da": Life in LaLa Land hasn't been that great for the Bruins since their opening-game win over the Vols. But when you're in L.A., well, Ringo puts it this way: "La la de da, like que sera sera."
10. Michigan 2-4 "Beaucoups Of Blues": Holy Toledo! The Wolverines have their worst six-game record since 1967 and lost in the Big House to the Utes, Illini and Rockets. But at least the Blue has that win over Bucky.

Waiting list: Illinois (3-3), Miami (3-3), Nebraska (3-3), Wisconsin (3-3).

David Duffey is the college football editor at