January 19, 2008

10 teams that need a lot of help

MORE: Final 120 at 1:20 | 2008 preseason top 25

Each week during the college football season, Rivals.com ranks all 120 Division I teams (Western Kentucky is a provisional program right now) in order.

Now that the season is over, here is a look at some of the programs that need to improve the most as the prepare for 2008.

These are the teams from Bowl Championship Series conferences, plus Notre Dame, that finished near the bottom of our rankings for the 2007 season.

Mike Huguenin's 120 at 1:20 - The Bottom 10 BCS schools
1. BAYLOR (3-9) - No. 105 overall
New coach Art Briles had better talent to work with at Houston.
2. SYRACUSE (2-10) - No. 103 overall
Coach Greg Robinson and his staff need to show some results or they'll be looking for new jobs.
3. MINNESOTA (1-11) - No. 102 overall
The defense was atrocious and has to be fixed if the Golden Gophers are to be taken seriously.
4. DUKE (1-11) - No. 101 overall
New coach David Cutcliffe says he can win at Duke. We'll see.
5. NOTRE DAME (3-9) - No. 84 overall
Charlie Weis has some work to do to regain his "genius" tag.
6. OLE MISS (3-9) - No. 83 overall
Houston Nutt should help the Rebels regain some of their lost stature.
7. IOWA STATE (3-9) - No. 81 overall
The Cyclones will be breaking in a new quarterback next season.
8. STANFORD (4-8) - No. 79 overall
The Cardinal's shocking victory at USC likely kept the Trojans out of the championship game.
9. NORTH CAROLINA (4-8) - No. 77 overall
Butch Davis and his staff need to bring in a lot more talent.
10. NC STATE (5-7) - No. 76 overall
The Wolfpack played well in the second half of the season.


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