In the end, LSU and Oklahoma geaux into the Backside 10
Editor’s notice: The SEC is again! Besides perhaps LSU. In the meantime, the Backside 10 by no means went away, able to rank the worst of faculty soccer whereas we await the return of the Huge Ten, Pac-12, MAC and Mountain West.Inspirational considered the week:All I hear is what you are worthWith all these stuff you had beforeAll I see is what you areWith all of your talks you bought you forTake your time to face the truthYou obtained no class, you bought no couthWhat is it that you simply’re making an attempt to show?Are you able to inform meYeah … are you able to again it up?– “Again It Up” by Joan JettHere at Backside 10 Headquarters, situated within the empty barn the place Mississippi State used to retailer its seldom-used bandwagon, we have been admittedly just a little shocked at how a lot completely different Week Four or Week No matter Quantity It Truly Was felt, because of the return of the SEC.This morning: “Man, I ponder, will the return of the SEC actually make all the things really feel THAT a lot completely different?” This night: pic.twitter.com/pc8i11BUCV— Ryan McGee (@ESPNMcGee) September 26, 2020 On the finish of per week when the Pac-12 — however way more importantly the MAC East and Mountain West West — introduced plans to return to the taking part in subject later this fall, we weren’t positive precisely how a lot the environment surrounding the 2020-21 faculty soccer season(s) would change when the ball was kicked off in locations like Oxford, School Station, Baton Rouge and each Columbias.Then we noticed the video games, the fervour, the extent of play. We additionally noticed the crying Ole Miss lawyer, the South Carolina fan who regarded like his Skoal can had been poisoned and the man who destroyed a plasma TV at an LSU bar by throwing his beer at it.It certainly Simply Means Extra. And thusly, now so does the Backside 10 as we additionally return to full, 10-team energy. So, excuse me whereas I throw a beer at my very own TV.With apologies to Philo Farnsworth and Steve Harvey, here is this week’s Backside 10.1. ULM (pronounced “uhlm,” 0-3)The Warhawks additional tightened their talons across the prime backside spot by dropping the Pillow Combat of the Week for the second consecutive Saturday, getting axed by then-second-ranked UTEPid 31-6. After a matchup with Georgia Southern Not State and a visit to Mount Liberty to see Hugh Freeze, UhLM may be very prone to play in yet one more PFOW when the Warhawks journey to the face to the South Alabama Redundancies on Oct. 23. If that have been to occur, we consider that may be a Backside 10 file with three Pillow Fights performed over one month. Sadly, we won’t confirm that for sure as a result of we spilled a 2-liter bottle of Sam’s Selection grape soda everywhere in the Backside 10 media information, and all of the pages are caught collectively.2. Muddled Tennessee (0-3)The excellent news? For the primary time this season, the Blue Raiders did not get housed by an opponent. The unhealthy information? They nonetheless misplaced, albeit in heartbreaking 37-35 vogue to R.O.C.Ok. in the united states. This weekend it’s Murfreesboro’s flip to host a PFOW because it welcomes in 0-2 Western Cantucky. However the future MTSU contest we’re probably the most enthusiastic about is a recreation that is not on the schedule … but.3. Southern Missed (0-3)MTSU shouldn’t be presently scheduled to play Southern Miss. No, not as a result of the Blue Raiders and the Golden Eagles could be a horrible coloration mixture for anybody exterior of UCLA or a macaw aviary. It is as a result of they’re in separate divisions of Convention USA. However what if, in our ceaseless push to create a Backside 10 Playoff, we take a web page from the opposite B10, the Huge Ten, and its plans to host cross-division matchups primarily based on the ultimate regular-season standings. In different phrases, the morning of the December TBD C-USA title recreation, let these two presumptive last-place groups play because the undercard. Then let the winner of this recreation instantly play Rice, as a result of at this fee, I am starting to suppose that is the one recreation Rice will get to play this season.4. Texas State Armadillos (1-3)Please permit myself to repeat myself once more: Texas State is far improved. However on Saturday evening in Chestnut Hill, the Bobcats regarded loads just like the crew we’ve grown to each love and detest, pushing Boston School across the subject for 58 minutes and 49 seconds and main by a landing with 1:11 remaining … after which dropping by a subject objective that was arrange by a focusing on foul on a punt. A number of old-school Pink Sox followers have been heard shouting to the Texas State bus because it left city, “Yeah, we completely really feel ya ache, bro! Tha sting is depraved smahts, ain’t it?”5. Geaux BoomerWith two groups, this week’s Coveted Fifth Spot is a crowded place, nearly as crowded as the road at a “2020 School Soccer Playoff” attire clearance sale in Norman and Baton Rouge.Lincoln Riley and Oklahoma have been surprised at house by Kansas State of their Huge 12 opener. Kevin Jairaj/USA TODAY Sports6. Kansas Nayhawks (0-2)The Fightin’ Mad Hatters backed up their season-opening loss to Coastal Carolina by falling to Baylor within the Bears’ (lastly) season opener 47-14. Now they host Oklahoma State and All-World working again Chuba Hubbard. After two video games, Hubbard has precisely 194 dashing yards. After two video games, Kansas has surrendered a median of precisely 194.Zero dashing yards per recreation. As they are saying, one thing’s gotta give, and what is going on to present appears to be a given.7. FSU Semi-No’s (0-2)They opened with a shocking loss to Georgia Tech. They suffered the worst beatdown within the historical past of the Vast Proper Basic with a 52-10 loss to a Miami. That Canes crew is coached by Manny Diaz, an FSU alum. In the meantime, FSU’s personal head coach missed the Miami recreation as a result of he was caught at house in quarantine. Then, they obtained mauled by a cougar and their Crystal Gayle T-shirt was ruined. Apart from that, September’s been nice.8. Dook (0-3)Simply throwing this on the market … FSU travels to Durham for the regular-season finale on Dec. 5. So, do not be scheduling any weddings for that Saturday, as a result of our group root canal has already been booked.9. UMess (0-0)We made point out earlier of all of the conferences returning to the fray later this fall, however we might be remass, er, remiss, if we did not point out the Minutemen. Whereas we’re positive our outdated buddies admire that we have not forgotten about them, their fast concern is that if everybody else has forgotten about them. See: their present 2020 schedule of zero video games.Checking in on UMass… #Backside10 pic.twitter.com/Ag9YMtimWF— Ryan McGee (@ESPNMcGee) September 29, 2020 10. Houston Apollo 13’s (0-0)The Cougars have additionally not performed a recreation this 12 months, but it surely’s actually not as a result of that they had an empty schedule. They only made the error of writing that schedule in disappearing ink. Nevertheless, the entire information surrounding their 0-for-5 video games performed this season is not unhealthy. Native economists inform me the scenario has been a boon for native Pink Bull distributors delivering product to Dana Holgorsen’s workplace.The Ready Listing: Snooze Forest (0-2), North Texas Lean Inexperienced (1-1), U-S-A! (1-2), Houston Nonetheless Attempting To Play (0-0), Charlotte 0-and-1’ers, COVID-19.