un·​ranked | \ ˌən-ˈraŋ(k)t \

Definition of unranked

: not ranked especially : not included in a ranked list (as of favorites) The team was unranked last season. an unranked boxer unranked colleges

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Florida at Kentucky, Saturday at 8:15 p.m., ESPN: Though unranked, the Gators hold a half-game lead over No. Joe Juliano, Philly.com, "Kansas returns to a familiar spot, atop Big 12 | College hoops topics," 19 Jan. 2018 The unranked Crusaders, who finished third in their district, were taking on North Shore, ranked No. 4 in the state, in what might as well have been the Mustangs' backyard, only 11 miles from campus. Jason Mcdaniel, Houston Chronicle, "Strake Jesuit upends North Shore, advances to regional final," 13 Apr. 2018 Unfortunately, that signature win was not enough to offset the loss to the unranked Wildcats, as TCU dropped one spot in the latest bracketology projections from ESPN’s Joe Lunardi. Peter Dawson, star-telegram, "Bracketology: TCU drops despite upset of No. 7 West Virginia," 25 Jan. 2018 Tulane capped that season with a 41-27 victory against unranked BYU in the Liberty Bowl. NOLA.com, "Melvin Frazier scores career-high point total, Tulane loses at Memphis," 9 Jan. 2018 After all, the Tide had lost to an unexceptional Mississippi State squad only four days before, suffering its eighth defeat to an unranked foe. Rainer Sabin, AL.com, "Live updates: Alabama takes on LSU," 13 Feb. 2018 The Pioneers were beaten at home by then-unranked Boone 78-76. Buddy Collings, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Leesburg rises above Oak Ridge in basketball rankings | Super 16," 13 Feb. 2018 Region 1 – Tift County, the defending champion but unranked, is 15-6 overall, 4-0 in region play. AJC.com, "7A boys basketball: Newton gets big win; Region 6 tightens," 28 Jan. 2018 The other defending champions are Tift County (unranked in AAAAAAA), Pace Academy (No. 9 in AAA), South Atlanta (No. 6 in AA), Greenforest Christian (No. 7 in A private) and Wilkinson County (No. 6 in A public). AJC.com, "Boys basketball rankings: Four No. 1 teams are still undefeated," 14 Jan. 2018

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circa 1658, in the meaning defined above

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