The Hurricanes found that out on Friday, as the Preseason Coaches Poll has the Canes ranked 28th -- also known as "not ranked" or also known as "also receiving votes".
Head coach Randy Shannon isn't too concerned about the ranking of his team.
"Never looked at them," Shannon said. "I didn't look at the rankings and I never look at them. I just know we're going to do a great job this season."
All-American defensive end Calais Campbell said the team can use the low ranking to its advantage.
"It's definitely motivational because it gives you a chip on your shoulder and motivates you to play well," Campbell said. "We have confidence in our coaches and they have confidence in us. We just go out there and do what they tell us to do and we'll be fine."
Despite the low initial ranking, Campbell is confident the team will rally to have a strong season.
"I definitely feel like we have all the talent in the world and great coaches," he said. "We're going to be a great team."