Certainly, the Big South Conference does not have the clout of others, in particular heavyweights like the Southeastern (SEC), Big 12 and Pac-12 conferences.
However, as has become a common refrain in football circles, judge a team by its character and ability rather than the teams with which it chooses to align itself.
Before the season, Coastal Carolina had aspirations of ensuring it would be a special one by the beach.
It has been on the precipice of great things for much of the past 20 years, only breaking through at the right place, at the right time.
But for coaches, players and fans of the program, this is simply the result of years of hard work, dedication and a willingness to take on anyone at any time.