The Bottom 10 inspirational thought of the week:
There's only you in my life
The only thing that's right
My first love,
You're every breath that I take
You're every step I make
I want to share
All my love with you
No one else will do ...
-- Diana Ross and Lionel Richie, "Endless Love"
The Bottom 10 cruised through the offseason searching for inspiration. Then it happened. One well-publicized leap on "Oprah" in May and we were back in business.
A smitten Tom Cruise bounced on Oprah's couch yelling "I'm in love! I'm in love. I can't be cool. I can't be laid back. It's something that has happened, and I feel I want to celebrate it." The Bottom 10 knows the feeling well. While the fetching Katie Holmes was the object of Tom's affection, nothing turns on the Bottom 10 like the best of the worst in college football.
The Bottom 10 loves canoodling with the Commodores of Vanderbilt, serenading the Spartans of San Jose State and composing poems for the Pirates of East Carolina. PDA with SMU is A-OK. It's Central Florida, Temple, Directional Michigan, UL-U-Pick 'em, Buffalo and the Wyoming band uniforms driving the Bottom 10 to jump the couch.
Central Florida was the love of the Bottom 10's life in 2004. Since the Golden Knights didn't win a game last year, there's no reason to break it off with them yet. Texas Tech gets some Bottom 10 love in the coveted No. 5 spot. The Red Raiders' nonconference schedule is one gigantic pillow fight, featuring the softest down feathers possible.
If you're wondering about the "Endless Love" choice, well, Tom Cruise did have a minor role in the movie of the same name.
Pillow Fight of the Week: Indiana at Central Michigan.
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With apologies to Steve Harvey, here's this week's Bottom 10:
Waiting list: Arkansas State, Army, Cincinnati, Duke, Louisiana-Lafayette, Louisiana-Monroe, New Mexico State, Ohio, SMU, UNLV and Utah State.
David Duffey is a college sports editor at ESPN.com.