College football’s 15 worst teams after week zero games

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Admittedly for Alabama Crimson Tide fans, ‘worst’ in college football carries little interest unless it applies to an Alabama rival. But there is some value in noticing what goes on at the other end of the college football spectrum from the Crimson Tide.

No media platform does team rankings better than College Football News. There are other sources from ranking all 133 FBS teams but CFN not only does their ranking well; when humor is needed it is provided. It is best for college football’s worst teams to not be viewed too seriously by others, and also not by their beleaguered fans.

Following week zero games, CFN updated its rankings, including an adjustment of college football’s 15 worst teams.

UMass went into week zero as college football’s worst (No. 133) and exploded up the rankings after the Minutemen’s victory over New Mexico State. UMass is now ranked No. 124.

Of interest to Alabama Crimson Tide fans

What might interest Alabama Crimson Tide fans is with the UMass victory, Auburn’s strength of schedule will get a boost. The Tigers need every boost they can gin up. On Saturday in Auburn, UMass will get its largest-ever payday; $1.95M. Auburn throws money around in bizarre ways, but this season, wins will be worth every dollar spent on them.

Eleven of the currently 15 worst teams in college football have games against SEC teams. Louisiana-Monroe (ULM) at No. 133 in the new rankings has two; Ole Miss and Texas A&M.

ULM has one claim to fame as a football program. It happened in Bryant-Denny on Nov. 17, 2007.

Nine of the SEC’s teams have games scheduled against the bottom 15. The five that do not are Alabama, Georgia, LSU, Missouri and Vanderbilt.

SEC Teams vs. Lightest of Lightweights

  • Texas A&M Aggies – ULM Warhawks (No. 133) and New Mexico Lobos (No. 128)
  • Arkansas Razorbacks – Kent State (No. 130) and Florida International (No. 125)
  • Florida Gators – Charlotte 49ers (No. 131)
  • Ole Miss Rebels – ULM (No. 133)
  • Kentucky Wildcats – Akron Zips (No. 127)
  • Auburn Tigers – UMass (No. 124) and New Mexico State (No. 126)
  • South Carolina Gamecocks – Jacksonville State (No. 122)
  • Mississippi State Bulldogs – Western Michigan (No. 121)
  • Tennessee Volunteers – UConn (No. 119)

Not using last season’s record for then FCS Jacksonville State, the other 10 worst teams listed above combined for 83 losses last season. The SEC will be responsible for 12 more losses in the 2023 season.

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