College Men's USAU Rankings (GL)

2017-18 Season

Data Updated Through October 24th at 10:30pm PST

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