College Men's USAU Rankings (NW)

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