College Men's USAU Rankings (AC)

2017-18 Season

Updated with Score Reporter data as of March 31 at 8:30pm EDT

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Division I // Division III
Rank Change Team Record Rating Change Region Div   SoS Contrib Score Contrib Score % of Sos
1 North Carolina AC 1 21-0 2345.34 38 Atlantic Coast D-I 1854.73 490.61 0.26
10 2 Virginia Tech AC 2 14-5 1923.3 64 Atlantic Coast D-I 1722.51 200.79 0.12
12 5 North Carolina State AC 3 19-8 1918.86 46 Atlantic Coast D-I 1722.04 196.82 0.11
16 5 North Carolina-Wilmington AC 4 19-2 1884.51 39 Atlantic Coast D-I 1634.63 249.88 0.15
33 1 Maryland 14-10 1684.28 18 Atlantic Coast D-I 1615.37 68.91 0.04
34 4 William & Mary 23-5 1648.2 8 Atlantic Coast D-I 1390 258.2 0.19
46 South Carolina 9-6 1579.36 8 Atlantic Coast D-I 1544.66 34.7 0.02
54 8 Mary Washington 14-2 1524.23 45 Atlantic Coast D-III 1285.1 239.13 0.19
61 4 James Madison 15-11 1472.52 7 Atlantic Coast D-I 1453.09 19.43 0.01
64 3 North Carolina-Charlotte 8-5 1462.5 6 Atlantic Coast D-I 1424.82 37.69 0.03
78 Georgetown 15-14 1415.07 3 Atlantic Coast D-I 1439.5 -24.42 -0.02
84 1 Virginia 11-11 1402.14 10 Atlantic Coast D-I 1321.56 80.58 0.06
86 4 Duke 9-6 1398.98 6 Atlantic Coast D-I 1328.61 70.37 0.05
98 4 Clemson 7-11 1338.04 4 Atlantic Coast D-I 1317.78 20.26 0.02
102 21 Richmond 10-8 1326.88 66 Atlantic Coast D-III 1205.28 121.6 0.1
103 4 Delaware 8-6 1324.18 41 Atlantic Coast D-I 1230.2 93.98 0.08
116 6 Appalachian State 12-5 1274.46 0 Atlantic Coast D-I 1133.93 140.53 0.12
126 38 Elon 5-5 1212.12 156 Atlantic Coast D-III 1228.78 -16.66 -0.01
149 1 Davidson 7-11 1140.86 29 Atlantic Coast D-III 1264.68 -123.82 -0.1
150 3 North Carolina-Asheville 6-11 1131.08 17 Atlantic Coast D-III 1158.35 -27.27 -0.02
151 2 George Mason 7-13 1116.84 17 Atlantic Coast D-I 1279.34 -162.5 -0.13
169 Johns Hopkins 9-10 1060.68 48 Atlantic Coast D-I 1150.67 -89.99 -0.08
174 11 East Carolina 8-3 1032.42 14 Atlantic Coast D-I 939.02 93.4 0.1
177 11 Virginia Commonwealth 3-10 1022.23 8 Atlantic Coast D-I 1209.42 -187.19 -0.15
193 21 Liberty 10-9 966.5 114 Atlantic Coast D-I 947.39 19.1 0.02
194 7 George Washington 5-15 964.43 19 Atlantic Coast D-I 1227 -262.57 -0.21
223 20 High Point 11-6 863.1 27 Atlantic Coast D-III 761.03 102.07 0.13
238 32 Delaware-B 10-2 794.27 80 Atlantic Coast Dev 541.89 252.38 0.47
249 33 North Greenville 3-4 769.37 76 Atlantic Coast D-III 842.43 -73.06 -0.09
250 11 Maryland-Baltimore County 7-13 768.7 71 Atlantic Coast D-I 847.13 -78.43 -0.09
252 7 Western Carolina 3-4 762.3 13 Atlantic Coast D-I 822.13 -59.83 -0.07
256 34 Christopher Newport 9-2 757.92 71 Atlantic Coast D-III 498.92 259 0.52
270 2 American 8-11 707.3 58 Atlantic Coast D-I 818.24 -110.94 -0.14
273 11 Wake Forest 6-9 701.68 5 Atlantic Coast D-I 781.95 -80.27 -0.1
278 34 James Madison-B 12-5 673.25 81 Atlantic Coast Dev 522.81 150.44 0.29
280 21 South Carolina-B 7-4 665.42 39 Atlantic Coast Dev 618.56 46.86 0.08
281 25 Navy 4-6 665.4 197 Atlantic Coast D-III 821.39 -155.99 -0.19
282 12 Wingate 3-11 662.96 9 Atlantic Coast D-III 831.36 -168.4 -0.2
- Catholic 0-4 650 102 Atlantic Coast D-III 1069.46 -419.46 -0.39
285 32 Maryland-B 6-6 643.68 81 Atlantic Coast Dev 487.31 156.37 0.32
302 19 Salisbury 10-9 574.53 184 Atlantic Coast D-I 610.26 -35.73 -0.06
303 21 Charleston 5-18 571.48 4 Atlantic Coast D-I 834.28 -262.8 -0.31
318 15 Towson 0-6 510.45 38 Atlantic Coast D-I 989.58 -479.13 -0.48
324 13 Georgetown-B 7-4 489.44 52 Atlantic Coast Dev 445.13 44.3 0.1
347 29 Radford 1-8 378.28 20 Atlantic Coast D-I 808.35 -430.07 -0.53
356 43 Virginia-B 7-10 350.83 76 Atlantic Coast Dev 448.35 -97.52 -0.22
393 Shenandoah 1-6 128.97 64 Atlantic Coast D-III 368.21 -239.24 -0.65
404 57 George Washington-B 3-7 16.21 253 Atlantic Coast Dev 258 -241.79 -0.94
421 30 American-B 1-9 -180.89 37 Atlantic Coast Dev 220.2 -401.09 -1.82

FAQ

The results on this page ("USAU") are the results of an implementation of the USA Ultimate Top 20 algorithm, which is used to allocate post season bids to both colleg and club ultimate teams. The data was obtained by scraping USAU's score reporting website. Learn more about the algorithm here. TL;DR, here is the rating function. Every game a team plays gets a rating equal to the opponents rating +/- the score value. With all these data points, we iterate team ratings until convergence. There is also a rule for discounting blowout games (see next FAQ)
For reference, here is handy table with frequent game scrores and the resulting game value:
"...if a team is rated more than 600 points higher than its opponent, and wins with a score that is more than twice the losing score plus one, the game is ignored for ratings purposes. However, this is only done if the winning team has at least N other results that are not being ignored, where N=5."

Translation: if a team plays a game where even earning the max point win would hurt them, they can have the game ignored provided they win by enough and have suffficient unignored results.