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The Great CFB Final Power Rankings: 113-128

[lead align=”default”]Now that we’ve had a week to digest the end of the college football season, we present The Great CFB Final Power Rankings.[/lead]

Over the course of the next week, we will rank the FBS teams from 1 to 128. You already know Clemson will be number one in the final article, but there’s a lot of space in between to fill.

Today, the focus is on the sixteen worst teams in college football this year. Thankfully for them, nobody dropped an oh-fer, but several had winless conference seasons. It’s safe to say they’ll be very close to the bottom of the bottom.

The Great CFB Final Power Rankings: 113 to 128

[alert heading=”128. Fresno State Bulldogs (Mountain West, 1-11)” type=”alert-info” block=”false” close=”false”]Fresno State went 0-8 in conference play, and was the only one-loss team in college football this year.[/alert]

[alert heading=”127. Massachusetts Minutemen (Independent, 2-10)” type=”alert-info” block=”false” close=”false”]UMass only beat FIU and Wagner for their two victories. To their credit, they hung in some games, but losses piled up quickly.[/alert]

[alert heading=”126. Texas State Bobcats (Sun Belt, 2-10)” type=”alert-info” block=”false” close=”false”]Texas State beat Ohio, a decent win, and Incarnate Word. They lost their last eight games, most of them in blowouts. The Bobcats coughed up over 41 points per game.[/alert]

[alert heading=”125. Buffalo Bulls (Mid-American, 2-10)” type=”alert-info” block=”false” close=”false”]Only Army and Akron were Buffalo’s wins this season. In fairness, Army was a good win. The low point was a loss to FCS school Albany.[/alert]

[alert heading=”124. Rutgers Scarlet Knights (Big Ten, 2-10)” type=”alert-info” block=”false” close=”false”]Howard and New Mexico filled out Rutgers’ win column this season, and UNM was a tough game. Ohio State and Michigan beat them by a combined score of 136-0 in consecutive weeks. Rutgers got shut out four times.[/alert]

[alert heading=”123. New Mexico State Aggies (Sun Belt, 3-9)” type=”alert-info” block=”false” close=”false”]3-9 and playing in a lousy conference, not so good. The Aggies were 121st overall in scoring defense.[/alert]

[alert heading=”122. Georgia State Panthers (Sun Belt, 3-9)” type=”alert-info” block=”false” close=”false”]It wasn’t until October that they picked up their first win, and it was just Texas State. Georgia State played a close game at Wisconsin, but also lost to ULM and Ball State.[/alert]

[alert heading=”121. Kansas Jayhawks (Big 12, 2-10)” type=”alert-info” block=”false” close=”false”]This season was actually an improvement on last year. First, they beat Rhode Island, and then after nine straight losses, they beat Texas. The latter essentially ended Charlie Strong’s tenure in Austin.[/alert]

[alert heading=”120. Utah State Aggies (Mountain West, 3-9)” type=”alert-info” block=”false” close=”false”]The team with the 109th-best offense comes up 120th in the power rankings. Utah State didn’t have many bad losses, believe it or not, but how much higher can they go at 3-9?[/alert]

[alert heading=”119. Virginia Cavaliers (Atlantic Coast, 2-10)” type=”alert-info” block=”false” close=”false”]Bronco Mendenhall has his work cut out for him in Charlottesville. Only wins over Central Michigan and Duke went on the board for the Wahoos. They even got smacked around by FCS team Richmond.[/alert]

[alert heading=”118. Kent State Golden Flashes, 3-9)” type=”alert-info” block=”false” close=”false”]Kent State lost to North Carolina A&T and got crushed by a not-good Bowling Green. The Golden Flashes offense managed just 20.6 points per game.[/alert]

[alert heading=”117. Connecticut Huskies (American, 3-9)” type=”alert-info” block=”false” close=”false”]At 3-3, UConn looked bowl-ish, but they tanked big-time in the second half of the season.[/alert]

[alert heading=”116. Rice Owls (Conference USA, 3-9)” type=”alert-info” block=”false” close=”false”]Rice picked it up towards the end of the year, but when your wins are Prairie View A&M, Charlotte, and UTEP, it wasn’t a great season.[/alert]

[alert heading=”115. Florida Atlantic Owls (Conference USA, 3-9)” type=”alert-info” block=”false” close=”false”]Florida Atlantic actually gave up 77 points to Middle Tennessee in the final game. At least they got a road win, at the aforementioned Rice Owls.[/alert]

[alert heading=”114. Marshall Thundering Herd (Conference USA, 3-9)” type=”alert-info” block=”false” close=”false”]What the hell happened to Doc Holliday’s team? The Herd’s defense was quite bad, allowing over 35 points per game.[/alert]

[alert heading=”113. East Carolina Pirates (American, 3-9)” type=”alert-info” block=”false” close=”false”]Things started out well for ECU with a 2-0 start, but they nosedived. They won just one of their final ten games.[/alert]

The Great CFB Final Power Rankings: Next Up

Tomorrow, we reveal the 2016 teams that fell from 97th to 112th.

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