NCAA Football: Arizona at Stanford

The Pac-12 is rightfully receiving national praise for its excellence in the final season before its membership splinters apart and heads in various directions. With six teams teams ranked in the top 18 of the AP Top 25 and another in UCLA lingering in the "others receiving votes" category, the conference has a case to be considered tops in the nation.

One of the only factors working against the Pac-12 in its claim for national supremacy is the weakness of its bottom. The Bottom 25 provides a great example as both Arizona State and Stanford are represented in this week's ranking of college football futility. Both could be Bottom 25 mainstays as the heart of conference play arrives and they are pitted against excellent opposition while navigating the league with first-year coaches and outmatched rosters. 

But when it comes to Power Five futility, Virginia has the Cardinal and Sun Devils beat after falling to 0-5 with a crushing loss to Boston College. BC's 27-24 win was enough to help it escape this week's Bottom 25 and reduce the ACC's contingent here to just one team entering October. 

Bottom 25 rankings

After years as the QB1 of the Bottom 25, Tom Fornelli has passed the baton to David Cobb this season. We're still using Fornelli's power rankings to determine the order -- with the No. 1 ranking belonging to the worst FBS team -- but the written jabs are from Cobb. 

No longer ranked: Boston College, Baylor, Central Michigan