College Men's USAU Rankings (GL)

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