If you've been watching ESPN's College GameDay, or perhaps caught highlights of today's important games, you've probably heard a lot about Notre Dame, Alabama, Kansas State, and Oregon, sometimes referred to as "the four unbeatens."
The problem? There's a fifth unbeaten team: Louisville. And Louisville players, on the heels of a 45-17 win over Temple, are beginning to notice their relative lack of attention from the national media.
Louisville center Mario Benavides was less than pleased that Notre Dame was praised by ESPN's Kirk Herbstreit for their rallying to win against Pittsburgh today (a team Louisville beat three weeks ago 45-35).
Y is it when other ranked teams squeak a win against an underdog it's "great teams find ways to win!"-Herbstreit but if we do it's negative?— Mario Benavides (@supermariob55) November 4, 2012
Backup quarterback Will Stein was not pleased to hear ESPN's Jesse Palmer talking about the four unbeaten teams with no mention being made of Louisville.
Jesse Palmer talking about the "four" unbeaten teams#norespect— William Stein (@WillStein4) November 4, 2012
And Louisville tight end Nate Nord was upset to hear Notre Dame praised for getting by Pittsburgh when Louisville has previously been criticized for narrow victories of teams like South Florida and Southern Miss.
When ND wins close it's, "good teams find a way to win". When we won close, "no competition, not impressive"...#F***ESPN— Nate Nord (@Nordo85) November 4, 2012