There is some good news for the 10 worst Sagarin-ranked Division 1-A teams in the nation-they are not the worst team in the nation.
When we pose the question, “So who are the current worst players in Division I-A football in the nation?”, Army (ranked 190th among 119 Division 1-A teams), Idaho (180th), Eastern Michigan (171st), North Texas (152nd), Southern Methodist (148th), Kent State (145th), Alabama-Birmingham (140th), Louisiana-Monroe (138th) and Washington State (136th) can all breathe a sigh of relief. The spotlight will not be on them.
There are actually 31 other teams (too numerous and irrelevant to mention here) ranked lower than the current worst team in 1-A football.
The worst team after college football’s 5th week is ranked 90th by Sagarin, and is none other than the University of Washington Huskies.
This is not an idle designation or flippant comment, ข่าวบอล the Washington Huskies have earned this dubious distinction based on their non-performance on the field of battle.
Among other considerations that qualify Washington as currently the worst 1-A team in the nation are these irrefutable facts:
1) Washington is the only winless Bowl Championship Series team in the country.
2) Washington is the only winless team from a major conference, and is only 1 of 3 winless teams among the 119 schools in the NCAA’s Bowl Subdivision (called Division 1-A by normal people left over from earlier generations). North Texas (0-4) and Army (0-4), both mentioned earlier, are the other winless teams.
3) Washington has zero (zip, nada) quarterback sacks this season, and ranks last among 119 teams in quarterback sacks nationally. Apparently the Husky defenders do not know who to tackle when, or are unable to advance far enough on defense to get the job done.
4) Washington’s defense ranks dead last in tackles for loss. They have 13 in 5 games and every other team has more.
5) Washington ranks 118th among 119 teams in total defense (yards given up).
6) Washington ranks 114th among 119 teams in scoring defense.
7) Washington ranks 116th among 119 teams in rushing defense.
8) Washington ranks 119th among 119 teams in pass efficiency defense.
9) Stanford, the Huskies last opponent and last home game opponent, came in averaging 272 yards of offense and walked out of Husky Stadium with a 35-28 win and 466 yards of offense.
The new Husky defensive coordinator this year is Ed Donatell, a former successful defensive coordinator for the Green Bay Packers and Atlanta Falcons in the NFL. This should give you some idea of the current lack of defensive talent at the University of Washington. Last year Washington’s defensive secondary could not cover my grandmother. Apparently this year’s version of a secondary is even less capable.
Jake Locker, Washington’ top offensive threat, broke the first metacarpal of the right thumb on his throwing hand, so reserve redshirt freshman quarterback Ronnie Fouch will take over. Fouch’s backups will be walk-on redshirt freshman Taylor Bean and true freshman Luther Leonard. If Washington had no bad news, they would have no news at all.