College Men's USAU Rankings (NW)

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
3 Oregon NW 1 20-2 2188.77 21 Northwest 1798.98 389.79 0.22
5 Washington NW 2 24-5 2051.41 17 Northwest 1756.55 294.86 0.17
18 1 Brigham Young NW 3 16-10 1853.38 13 Northwest 1766.07 87.32 0.05
24 1 Western Washington 12-9 1742.07 24 Northwest 1684.38 57.68 0.03
25 3 Victoria 8-5 1731.74 15 Northwest 1656.69 75.04 0.05
43 1 British Columbia 4-7 1594.64 2 Northwest 1789.36 -194.71 -0.11
55 4 Oregon State 11-17 1518.18 21 Northwest 1706.98 -188.81 -0.11
57 3 Whitman 18-4 1506.56 13 Northwest 1193.25 313.31 0.26
67 6 Utah 17-10 1457.97 29 Northwest 1359.04 98.93 0.07
72 4 Portland 12-1 1423.49 31 Northwest 1022.52 400.97 0.39
104 12 Pacific Lutheran 11-2 1323.27 33 Northwest 1030.75 292.52 0.28
121 18 Puget Sound 19-7 1256.91 32 Northwest 1047.36 209.55 0.2
127 6 Montana 7-4 1207.05 29 Northwest 995.91 211.15 0.21
158 18 Lewis & Clark 13-13 1102.13 29 Northwest 1106.13 -4 0
191 19 Montana State 5-7 970.44 30 Northwest 1059.02 -88.58 -0.08
202 20 Utah Valley 6-7 932.09 27 Northwest 1011.7 -79.61 -0.08
205 20 Gonzaga 7-10 925.34 30 Northwest 976.87 -51.53 -0.05
206 20 Washington State 10-9 923.57 30 Northwest 863.16 60.41 0.07
211 22 Utah State 4-14 907.84 37 Northwest 1097.76 -189.92 -0.17
221 24 Whitworth 9-5 872.16 31 Northwest 724.12 148.03 0.2
222 21 Brigham Young-B 5-5 863.47 32 Northwest 847.87 15.6 0.02
226 18 Western Washington-B 6-11 837.24 31 Northwest 969.16 -131.92 -0.14
247 21 Boise State 3-7 778.11 31 Northwest 968.52 -190.41 -0.2
271 23 Central Washington 10-11 706.87 31 Northwest 787.14 -80.28 -0.1
275 25 Washington-B 4-10 700.12 31 Northwest 896.26 -196.14 -0.22
290 17 Portland State 6-12 618.12 31 Northwest 749.32 -131.2 -0.18
321 32 Idaho 3-8 502.01 31 Northwest 707.26 -205.26 -0.29
353 31 Montana-B 0-6 358 32 Northwest 846.63 -488.63 -0.58
354 28 Washington-C 2-9 354.31 31 Northwest 690.65 -336.34 -0.49
364 33 Seattle 1-5 331.78 31 Northwest 635.12 -303.33 -0.48
405 26 Pacific Lutheran-B 0-12 -13.31 31 Northwest 586.69 -600 -1.02

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.