Bottom 25 college football rankings: UConn makes history as Louisville enters the field

Dear readers, I am humbled and honored to be able to share the following news with you. You see, it's a historic week for the Bottom 25. This is something I knew could happen eventually, but the chances seemed so remote that I never thought it would happen. I've been doing the Bottom 25 here at CBS Sports since the 2013 season, meaning this is the sixth year of the weekly rankings. I've ranked teams for longer than that, and I can confirm that what you're about to see has never occurred before I began sharing the rankings publicly, either.

For the first time ever, the No. 1 team in the Bottom 25 has a win on the season and is ranked ahead of teams without one. That's right, following a 55-14 loss to Memphis this weekend, UConn leaped from No. 5 to No. 1. The 1-5 Huskies find themselves ranked ahead of winless teams like our defending Bottom 25 champion UTEP.

It's important to keep in mind that the formula I created to generate these rankings weighs wins and losses heavier than any other factor, so for a team with a win to be ranked the No. 1 team ahead of winless teams, that team must be extraordinary. And, ladies and gentlemen, this UConn team is quite extraordinary. So, congratulations, Huskies, and even if we already know you're No. 1, let's rank everybody else anyway.

The Bottom 25

No longer ranked: UTSA (25), Louisiana (18), Miami OH (17) 

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Tom Fornelli has been a college football writer at CBS Sports since 2010. During his time at CBS, Tom has proven time and again that he hates your favorite team and thinks your rival is a paragon of football... Full Bio

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