College Men's USAU Rankings (GL)

2017-18 Season

Updated July 13 at 2:00pm PDT

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Division I // Division III
Rank Change Team Record Rating Change Region Div   SoS Contrib Score Contrib Score % of Sos
36 2 Michigan GL 1 10-8 1638.31 45 Great Lakes 1582.77 55.53 0.04
39 6 Northwestern 13-13 1628.7 57 Great Lakes 1640.65 -11.95 -0.01
44 11 Illinois 15-12 1589.03 109 Great Lakes 1597.34 -8.31 -0.01
45 13 Illinois State 15-10 1586.15 79 Great Lakes 1410.21 175.95 0.12
50 3 Notre Dame 11-9 1539.28 9 Great Lakes 1400.73 138.55 0.1
73 2 Michigan State 9-5 1419.54 2 Great Lakes 1311.89 107.65 0.08
76 6 Chicago 11-6 1415.31 36 Great Lakes 1371.65 43.66 0.03
77 12 Michigan-B 12-0 1415.18 52 Great Lakes 945.65 469.53 0.5
94 4 Kentucky 13-5 1362.66 39 Great Lakes 1177.8 184.86 0.16
95 24 Purdue 9-5 1352.93 97 Great Lakes 1159.92 193.02 0.17
124 4 Indiana 10-10 1226.26 15 Great Lakes 1301.56 -75.3 -0.06
137 24 Grand Valley State 5-4 1172.95 91 Great Lakes 1050.58 122.38 0.12
138 6 Wheaton (Illinois) 6-1 1170.08 54 Great Lakes 938.43 231.66 0.25
142 14 North Park 9-3 1163.76 85 Great Lakes 936.19 227.56 0.24
181 38 Ball State 5-9 1010.76 116 Great Lakes 1138.58 -127.82 -0.11
197 18 Loyola-Chicago 11-1 953.56 102 Great Lakes 567.1 386.46 0.68
239 15 Bradley 8-5 792.45 74 Great Lakes 780.46 11.99 0.02
257 10 Knox 6-7 755.63 85 Great Lakes 762.82 -7.19 -0.01
259 12 Northern Illinois 5-12 752.4 13 Great Lakes 1003.64 -251.24 -0.25
262 3 Valparaiso 5-4 744.09 66 Great Lakes 586.23 157.86 0.27
- Western Michigan 1-3 711.31 74 Great Lakes 1070.91 -359.6 -0.34
293 2 Trine 4-7 603.73 96 Great Lakes 765.08 -161.35 -0.21
294 11 Illinois-B 10-7 597.03 128 Great Lakes 556.82 40.21 0.07
296 4 Eastern Illinois 6-7 594.16 103 Great Lakes 719.2 -125.04 -0.17
300 68 Southern Indiana 4-5 585.41 210 Great Lakes 692.47 -107.06 -0.15
304 7 Olivet Nazarene 4-8 568.42 68 Great Lakes 635.03 -66.62 -0.1
334 1 Illinois State-B 9-10 430.32 84 Great Lakes 497.5 -67.18 -0.14
337 24 DePaul 6-4 412.99 240 Great Lakes 430.97 -17.98 -0.04
346 4 Illinois-Chicago 3-10 388.64 102 Great Lakes 530.88 -142.25 -0.27
359 20 Northwestern-B 5-9 344.69 40 Great Lakes 402.27 -57.59 -0.14
370 27 Notre Dame-B 3-5 297.36 15 Great Lakes 342.52 -45.16 -0.13
383 26 Indiana-B 6-11 211.77 1 Great Lakes 324.08 -112.31 -0.35
396 16 Kentucky-B 2-11 109.63 105 Great Lakes 493.16 -383.53 -0.78
398 14 Rose-Hulman 2-6 89.95 149 Great Lakes 279.13 -189.19 -0.68
416 19 Kettering 0-5 -144.68 59 Great Lakes 444.67 -589.35 -1.33
422 17 Illinois-C 0-11 -197.52 168 Great Lakes 288.99 -486.51 -1.68

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.