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Steve Harvey's college football Bottom Ten

The pressure is on winless Eastern Michigan to clinch the 2009 title.

November 26, 2009|By Steve Harvey

All of Eastern Michigan's fumbles, errant passes and missed tackles won't mean a thing if the EMUs fail to goof up one more time.

They need a clutch loss against No. 7 Akron (2-9) on Saturday to win the Bottom Ten title.

That's because they're being pressed by the No. 2 Hilltoppers of Western Kentucky (0-10), owners of an 18-game losing streak, longest in the Football Bowl Subdivision.

Of course, even Western Kentucky will be hard-pressed to record another defeat Saturday since it's matched against No. 13 Florida Atlantic (3-7).

Talk about an exciting weekend of football.

Florida Atlantic, by the way, is coming off a 21-47 loss to the winningest Trojans team in America -- Troy (Ala.) University (8-3).

Wreck, Record Last Loss Next Loss1. Eastern Michigan (0-11) 21-47, Toledo Akron2. Western Kentucky (0-10) 18-21, La. Monroe Florida Atlantic3. Miami (Ohio) (1-11) 9-42, Buffalo Done4. Washington State (1-10) 10-42, Oregon State Washington5. Maryland (2-9) 26-29, Florida State Boston College6. San Jose State (1-9) 10-17, Hawaii New Mexico State7. Akron (2-9) 20-36, Bowling Green Eastern Michigan8. Arkansas State (2-8) 14-38, Middle Tenn. North Texas9. North Texas (2-9) 13-17, Army Arkansas State10. Michigan (5-7) 10-21, Ohio State In hiding11. Arizona State (4-7); 12. Ball State (2-10); 13. Florida Atlantic (3-7); 14. Colorado (3-8) or Colorado State (3-8) (take your pick); 15. New Mexico (1-10); 16. Ill. (3-7); 17. Memphis (2-9); 18. North Carolina State (4-7); 19. Taking the weekend off; 20. Notre Dame (winless in November).

Crummy game of the week: Eastern Michigan (0-11) at Akron (2-9).

Rout of the week: New Mexico (1-10) at Texas Christian (11-0) (children not permitted to see this slaughter.)

Dishonorable mention: Apparently the tension of the Bottom Ten race became too much for previously winless New Mexico, which ruined its chances of a defeated season by beating Colorado State, 29-27.

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