Put bluntly, these are the worst jobs in major college football. But hey, they're still major college football jobs. 65. Wake Forest 64. Iowa State 63. Kansas 62. Washington State [h=3]Tier 9: The next-worst[/h]Not mired in a pit of despair, but looking over the edge of the cliff. A number of "academic" institutions -- and the associated hurdles -- included here. 61. Purdue 59. (tie) Indiana 59. (tie) Vanderbilt 58. Duke 57. Syracuse 55. (tie) Boston College 55. (tie) Colorado Of those in the bottom two or three tiers, Colorado has the best shot to rise. As opposed to a number of programs in this range, location -- the foothills of the Rockies and yet a half-hour from a major metro area -- is a signature attribute for the Buffs. And Boulder is a top-notch college town. It's the Athens, Georgia, of the West. There's a lot to sell, which is important because even with Denver nearby, the CU staff has to go outside the state for its best prospects. As for football: When Bill McCartney left in the mid-1990s, resources and support evolved into huge sticking points. There was just no money for football, or athletics. But that is beginning to shift. The administration, maligned by past CU coaches, has made serious headway with its renovations of Folsom Field and the team's practice facilities. Mike MacIntyre's 6-18 record in two seasons has been less than spectacular, but if he's given an opportunity to see the rebuild through, there are reasons for optimism. 54. Northwestern http://insider.espn.go.com/college-...e-forest-demon-deacons-earn-worst-job-power-5 ************************** Definitely depressing. Definitely fair. I find it hard to disagree with the analysis.