NCAA Football: Michigan at Michigan State

Just two years ago, Michigan State ended October with a 37-33 win over then-No. 6 Michigan that made the Spartans 8-0 and catapulted them to No. 5 in the AP Top 25 under second-year coach Mel Tucker. This year, the Spartans are heading into their final game of October at 2-5 and fresh off a 49-0 loss to the Wolverines. It was the most lopsided game in the annual series since 1947 and the biggest home loss for Michigan State in a century of football played at Spartan Stadium.

Tucker was fired for cause last month amid an ugly scandal, and the program he appeared to be building into a national contender just two years ago is just 7-12 over the past two seasons. Life comes at you fast in the Big Ten, and Michigan State can't get out of its own way.

Not only did the Spartans take a historic home loss on the field Saturday night. They also took a loss off the field when an image of Hitler made its way onto the video board during a pregame quiz show. The incident has prompted two apologies from the administration and only added to the malaise afflicting a rudderless football program.

So, without further ado, please welcome Michigan State to the Bottom 25.

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: South Florida, New Mexico, Virginia