(Ranksgiving) Worst College Football Teams of 2017

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Often times in college football, we focus on the best teams in the country. In fact, that’s a really good idea. I’m glad we do that because I can’t fathom trying to watch some of these teams play.

I had to do camera for the Miami (OH)/Ball State game on Tuesday and it was a complete train wreck. Not only is Ball State terrible this year, but there was no interest from the fans, the people working the event, or the players in the 2nd half. It was cold and rainy and the only people that gave any enthusiasm towards the action on the field was the band.

Bottom line, no one wants to watch these teams play when they have nothing to play for and aren’t that good, to begin with. However, no one said anything about not wanting to rank them for how bad they are as a part of Ranksgiving. So, I decided to do just that. Let’s take a look at the worst teams this season.

Honorable Mentions: Tulsa (2-9), Baylor (1-10), Kansas (1-10), Bowling Green (2-10), Nevada (2-9), Oregon State (1-10)

10. BYU (3-9)

BYU is on this list because of where they were supposed to go this year. They received AP and Coaches Poll votes to start the season and they were even in my NCAAF Power Rankings for Weeks 0 and 1. Now, they are a laughing stock, as are a lot of these teams this year. Their wins this year are over Portland State, San Jose State, and UNLV. What a great class of wins. Think about it, they were supposed to contend with LSU and Wisconsin when the season started. Did that happen? No, it was just disappointment throughout.

9. Coastal Carolina (2-9)

In their first year in the FBS, Coastal Carolina took the Sun Belt by storm, but for all the wrong reasons. With wins over UMass and Idaho this season, there isn’t much you can brag about. The icing on the proverbial cake is the 52-10 loss to FCS Western Illinois at home. The one highlight of the season is the fact that they lost to Arkansas by only one point. However, inconsistency played a big role in them losing that one too.

8. Georgia Southern (1-9)

This team had zero wins until they beat South Alabama by a score of 52-0 last week. Not only did they lose to FCS New Hampshire this year, but they also have one of the worst passing offenses in the league. And the run game hasn’t done enough all season to help with anything. It did against South Alabama, but we have to let that game slide when talking about this. (They beat South Alabama, not Alabama here, folks.) And after a very good 2016 campaign, this year just seems like a complete waste. What happened?

7. Texas State (2-9)

Texas State’s year has been everything that you thought it would be and more. It was terrible. They’ve been terrible ever since being called up to the FBS. They were 7-5 a few years ago and still missed out on a bowl game. How is that even possible? Texas State has the worst scoring offense known to man and they aren’t going up anytime soon.

6. Kent State (2-10)

They won their two games by a total of 10 points, with one win over Howard and the other coming against Miami (OH). Their offense is even worse than Texas State, and that’s saying something. Kent State was only able to put up a little under 14 points a game this season. You can’t win games when you only put up 14 points. Their head coach was fired too after going 14-45 at the program in five years. How’s that for bad? And to do you one better, they get less attendance at their games than Ball State does. Now, that’s bad.

5. Rice (1-10)

The one win for Rice this season came when they defeated UTEP in the 2nd game of the season. They’ve lost nine-straight since then and are in route to one of the worst seasons they’ve ever had. I take that bad. Rice has always been bad. I don’t know how David Bailiff still has a job with the Owls. At least he was able to take his team to Austrailia this year in order to get blown out by Stanford.

4. Ball State (2-10)

You wouldn’t be able to count the number of injuries Ball State has had this year even if you were to use every single member of your family. It’s been that bad. Ball State had four different starting quarterbacks this year alone. How that is even possible is beyond my pay grade. They’ve got one of the youngest teams in the country and they tanked in conference play, finishing 0-8 in the MAC and losing their last nine to end the season. I’ve worked some of their games and can say that at least the tailgates are lit.

3. Charlotte (1-10)

Charlotte’s football team has been around since 2013 and they shot themselves right up to Division I and Conference-USA. Brad Lambert has been the man to lead the charge since the program started. He has yet to have a winning season. They somehow beat UAB this year, which is one of the biggest upsets of the season. They are currently 4-19 since joining C-USA. That’s not good, folks.

2. San Jose State (1-11)

San Jose State literally has the worst defense in FBS, and their only win this season came when they defeated FCS Cal Poly 34-13 in the second game of the season. They play 13 games this year because they play at Hawaii so they do have a chance to get a second win and look slightly better, but we live in a world of reality, so let’s just not go there.

1. UTEP (0-11)

They’re the only team in the FBS who doesn’t have a win. They have the worst offense in the FBS and it’s a real shame to see too. Their quarterback this year has been Ryan Metz, which is fake news. The real Ryan Metz (a bud of mine) is playing baseball at Virginia Tech. He, my friends, is not fake news.

That’ll do it for this blog about the worst college football teams in 2017. Obviously, the season isn’t over, but Ranksgiving was calling and we figured you’d enjoy this. What did you think of the list? Be sure to tell us all about it and more in the comment section below. Also, be sure to like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter: @PowerRank_More, subscribe to our YouTube channel, and follow us on our Instagram page for all of the latest information from Power Rankings and More.

Pubished on 11/23/17 at 12:30 PM EST.
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Matthew "Joneszee" Jones http://www.powerrankingsandmore.com

Core Group leader at Ball State Chi Alpha. I currently do PRAM on the side for fun.

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