After turning in perhaps its most impressive performance of the season last week, undefeated Notre Dame is trying to stay focused on the task at hand with a presumably less challenging opponent up next.
The No. 4 Irish look to improve to 9-0 for the first time since 1993 when they host Pittsburgh on Saturday.
The Irish won 30-13 at then-No. 8 Oklahoma last week, making them the only team in the country with four wins against Top 25 teams - two of them coming on the road versus top 10 opponents.
Notre Dame outscored the Sooners 20-7 in the fourth quarter and moved up two spots to third in the BCS standings. Coach Brian Kelly, though, is trying to keep the hype surrounding his team down.
"We really don't think about that. We really don't care what other people think of us," Kelly said. "(The players) really just care about each other, Notre Dame, and winning football games. They'll let everybody else decide who we are."
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