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Coaches get fired in The Bottom 25. It happens every year, and it happens earlier and earlier every year. When it's happening at Wisconsin to a coach who has never had a losing record or been featured in The Bottom 25 (Wisconsin didn't crack the rankings even after starting last year 1-3), you know it can happen to anybody.

This week Colorado coach Karl Dorrell was one of those anybodies, though his dismissal comes as no surprise. Dorrell was a tricky hire from the start. The Buffaloes lost Mel Tucker to Michigan State in February 2020. Running a coaching search in February is never ideal, and when you're doing so just before the onset of a global pandemic, it only gets more complicated.

Dorrell was the best of an uninspiring bunch, and though things went well during that COVID season of 2020, the Buffs have fallen back to earth. They're 0-5 this season, and they've done nothing well (as evidenced HERE and HERE). It's a spot the Buffs have found themselves in far too often for a program with its history and the potential to be good again. Hopefully, the next coach in Boulder, Colorado -- whomever it is -- can keep the Buffs out of The Bottom 25 for good.

No Longer Ranked: No. 24 Nevada, No. 21 Arkansas State, No. 20 UTEP, No. 17 Buffalo