Less than two years ago, Pitt s waltzed to an ACC title and appearance in the Peach Bowl thanks to future three first round picks in quarterback Kenny Pickett, receiver Jordan Addison and defensive end Calijah Kancey. Now, the Panthers are 2-8 and guaranteed to finish with their worst record in coach Pat Narduzzi's nine seasons.

A 28-13 loss to Syracuse on Saturday ensured this Pitt team of that dubious distinction. It also dropped the Panthers into the Bottom 25 for the first time this season. As for Narduzzi's future, it sounds like he is safe for now. Pitt athletic director Heather Lyke told the Post-Gazette that she and Narduzzi will, "work together to thoroughly evaluate each aspect of our program" in the offseason.

Among the changes they should consider is an overhaul to an offense that has shriveled up into a shell of what it was in 2021. The Panthers rank 117th in total offense. Most concerning, they are 119th in rushing offense. Narduzzi likes to play a physical, run-oriented and defense-first style. But it's not working anymore.

But Pitt is not alone. There are four Power Five teams in this week's Bottom 25 as the season creeps toward a conclusion and we come closer to crowning a Bottom 25 national champion.

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: Cincinnati, Purdue, Arizona State