COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 30 Bowling Green at Georgia Tech
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The conversation around Miami's stunning 23-20 loss to Georgia Tech is centered on coach Mario Cristobal's inexplicable decision to not take a knee to run out the clock vs. the Yellow Jackets. Doing so would have ensured his team a 5-0 start and would likely have pushed the Hurricanes into the top 15 of this week's AP Top 25 poll. Instead, Miami chose to call a running a play, but fumbled to give Georgia Tech the ball. We all know the Yellow Jackets scored on a 44-yard TD pass to win the game, giving the Hurricanes an 0-1 ACC record with games vs. North Carolina and Clemson up next and making UM the laughingstock of the sports world.

While the heat on Miami rightly centers on Cristobal's decision to run a play instead of taking a knee, the blunder is only made worse by an examination of the opponent. Georgia Tech was coming off a home loss to Bowling Green in which it surrendered 38 unanswered points to a MAC team that had been one of the worst in the country through four games.

Making matters worse, Bowling Green immediately reverted to its old ways in Week 6 by following up its 38-27 win over the Yellow Jackets with a stunningly bad 27-0 loss at Miami (Ohio). Had Miami botched away a victory against North Carolina, Louisville or Duke in similar fashion, it would have been bad. But doing so against a team of Georgia Tech's caliber only exacerbated the wound.

The Yellow Jackets got waxed by Bowling Green, which followed up with just 135 yards and nine first downs in a scoreless effort against a MAC foe the very next week. The effort from the Falcons was so bad that it moved them to No. 19 in this week's Bottom 25. But even amid an ugly defeat, BGSU picked up a transitive victory over Miami because of the haplessness of the 'Canes.

Bottom 25 rankings

After years as the QB1 of the Bottom 25, Tom Fornelli has passed the baton to David Cobb this season. We're still using Fornelli's power rankings to determine the order -- with the No. 1 ranking belonging to the worst FBS team -- but the written jabs are from Cobb. 

No longer ranked: FAU, Navy, UAB