One week left. Hard to believe it, feels like only last week we were getting this site off the ground and looking forward to the start of the 2010 college football season. Optimism reigned supreme back then. John Brantley was a gunslinger. Jeff Demps was a 1,000 yard rusher and Deonte Thompson a 1,000 yard receiver. Chris Rainey’s texts were peaceful. But Gators aren’t the only ones bemoaning a lost season. Before we get to this week’s BM poll, here’s our consensus for the 10 most disappointing seasons:
1. Texas – BCS title game to 5-7 and dead last in conference? There’s perspective for you, Gators.
2. Florida – Take away the miracle in Jacksonville and it might have been Texas bad. Thanks Dogs.
3. Alabama – Considering what they returned and that a repeat was possible, maybe they should be #1 on this list.
4. Miami – A lot of people thought this was the year for Randy Shannon. Would be higher except part of this list is based on fans’ expectations and Miami’s fans have all crawled back into the woodwork.
5. Iowa – Many said they were most talented team in the Big 11. Completely collapsed down the stretch.
6. Pitt – Were supposed to run away with the Big East but the Wannstache rides again.
7. Georgia Tech – Quietly disappeared from relevance.
8. Boise State – Tough fall but at minimum, a BCS berth was expected.
9. North Carolina – Let’s face it, this thing was derailed when a few players took their talents to South Beach on the dimes of an agent in the summer.
10. Washington – A lot of Jake Locker hype, and with USC on sanctions, many though they’d be what Stanford became. Instead, they were what Washington State is.
And onto this week’s rankings:
6. Ohio State
8. Boise State
9, Michigan State
15. Oklahoma State
16. Virginia Tech
17. South Carolina
19. Texas A&M
20. Florida State
22. Mississippi State
23. West Virginia
25. Northern Illinois