Actually, it is. That's why no one is talking about our team in the post game and that's why no one wrote much about us after the last two "moral victories." If the Gophers win the last two games, then people will start talking and writing about them. If not, they'll drift into obscurity like other losing teams.
We are close to being a good team , in the sense TCU lost a lot of close games in 2013. They were not as bad as their record and neither are we. I don't think we are top 25 with this inconsistent defense. Next year, I think we have a very good chance as the offense is really opening up and the injured will be back to speed.
Good football teams do not lose over half their games, no matter the quality of opponent or the refs... We've lost 4 games vs top 15 teams, and I had thought we were over moral victories at this point....
I get what the OP is saying. Obviously, at 4-6 you will never be in the polls...but on a pure philosophical point of view, I also believe we may be one of the top 25 teams in the country. We're better than Navy...that's for sure.