College Men's USAU Rankings (NW)

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