un·​ranked ˌən-ˈraŋ(k)t How to pronounce unranked (audio)
: not ranked
especially : not included in a ranked list (as of favorites)
The team was unranked last season.
an unranked boxer
unranked colleges

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The Archangels will start their quest for a title with a matchup against unranked Akiachak on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. Josh Reed, Anchorage Daily News, 15 Mar. 2023 The Lancers, coming off an upset loss to unranked Huntington four days earlier, were in Indianapolis that day, remember? The Indianapolis Star, 14 Mar. 2023 Florida Atlantic, which clinched the Conference USA regular-season championship, is outside the top 25 but received the second-most votes among unranked teams. Adam Lichtenstein, Sun Sentinel, 6 Mar. 2023 With the 73-71 win and only unranked teams left on the docket, Marquette is in the driver's seat for a whale of an accomplishment, considering they were picked ninth in the preseason Big East poll. Jr Radcliffe, Journal Sentinel, 22 Feb. 2023 Sooners also snap Alabamas 13 game win streak vs unranked teams. Dallas News, 28 Jan. 2023 In 2002, the unranked Tigers upended the No. 9 Crimson Tide 17-7. Mark Inabinett | Minabinett@al.com, al, 26 Nov. 2022 For as much as the Clark and the Cardinals celebrated the team’s first win against a top-10 foe since 2016 and the first one achieved as an unranked team since 2002, there’s more work to be done. Alexis Cubit, The Courier-Journal, 31 Oct. 2022 Hailey Van Lith had 15 points, and unranked Louisville used a stifling defensive performance to knock off No. 10 Notre Dame 64-38 on Saturday to advance to the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament championship game. Steve Reed, ajc, 4 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1658, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unranked was circa 1658

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“Unranked.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unranked. Accessed 29 Mar. 2023.

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