Definition of noncontender
- The first round of the high school football playoffs generally is where the noncontenders—those teams with losing records that slid into the postseason as No. 4 seeds—quickly are weeded out.
- —Chip Saye, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 19 Nov. 2010
- Here's a vote for Minnesota's Gary Gaetti, often overlooked because he has been playing for a non-contender in a low–visibility market, as the league's best all-round third baseman.
- —The Sporting News, 8 June 1987