(AP) -- East Carolina coach Ruffin McNeill isn't interested in impressing anyone, but a five-game winning streak has the No. 21 Pirates building a case to be included in a major bowl.
The Pirates go for their longest winning streak in 15 years Saturday, when they face sputtering Temple in this American Athletic Conference matchup.
East Carolina (6-1, 3-0) cracked the Top 25 following a 70-41 win over North Carolina on Sept. 20. McNeill doesn't care how the Pirates remain among the nation's elite, even if it means impressing a committee that could determine if they belong in a major bowl.