College Men's USAU Rankings (OV)

2017-18 Season

Updated July 13 at 2:00pm PDT

FAQ
Division I // Division III
Rank Change Team Record Rating Change Region Div   SoS Contrib Score Contrib Score % of Sos
7 Pittsburgh OV 1 10-6 1987.46 1 Ohio Valley 1873.22 114.24 0.06
28 3 Carnegie Mellon 10-8 1718.65 13 Ohio Valley 1604.71 113.94 0.07
51 1 Ohio State 16-10 1537.69 4 Ohio Valley 1424.35 113.34 0.08
56 Temple 13-7 1509.6 2 Ohio Valley 1315.26 194.35 0.15
91 4 Penn State 7-15 1373.9 3 Ohio Valley 1512.17 -138.27 -0.09
93 6 Cincinnati 6-13 1363.42 45 Ohio Valley 1530.67 -167.26 -0.11
108 14 Franciscan 8-1 1301.89 71 Ohio Valley 858.86 443.04 0.52
113 5 Lehigh 8-7 1284.08 8 Ohio Valley 1316.68 -32.6 -0.02
115 4 Villanova 11-9 1276.67 31 Ohio Valley 1250.15 26.53 0.02
117 Pennsylvania 10-6 1271.31 19 Ohio Valley 1226.42 44.9 0.04
133 3 Case Western Reserve 7-15 1175.77 23 Ohio Valley 1307.52 -131.75 -0.1
136 1 Ohio 2-8 1174.77 19 Ohio Valley 1249.45 -74.68 -0.06
144 14 Dayton 9-3 1153.53 94 Ohio Valley 872.89 280.64 0.32
145 11 Drexel 7-7 1149.31 7 Ohio Valley 1182.41 -33.11 -0.03
147 8 Akron 10-2 1148.15 59 Ohio Valley 1019.7 128.45 0.13
153 2 Xavier 9-9 1115.49 14 Ohio Valley 1189.98 -74.49 -0.06
173 2 Oberlin 10-8 1033.75 50 Ohio Valley 1027.93 5.81 0.01
178 51 Shippensburg 12-5 1019.86 214 Ohio Valley 842.33 177.53 0.21
180 4 Pittsburgh-B 9-7 1011.89 39 Ohio Valley 1078.92 -67.03 -0.06
192 7 Cedarville 8-5 967.72 68 Ohio Valley 886.55 81.16 0.09
210 1 Miami (Ohio) 8-2 917.03 61 Ohio Valley 812.11 104.92 0.13
215 6 Lancaster Bible 6-0 901.73 71 Ohio Valley 453.73 448 0.99
228 6 Wooster 4-6 836.22 49 Ohio Valley 937.94 -101.71 -0.11
229 23 Toledo 6-5 832.38 102 Ohio Valley 831.9 0.48 0
234 38 Haverford 3-7 807.5 104 Ohio Valley 1128.66 -321.16 -0.28
245 15 West Virginia 8-6 780.79 79 Ohio Valley 723.21 57.57 0.08
251 Susquehanna 3-3 765.12 113 Ohio Valley 853.87 -88.75 -0.1
255 14 Messiah College-B 4-2 759.98 102 Ohio Valley 626.7 133.27 0.21
266 Swarthmore 1-6 731.25 212 Ohio Valley 1059.94 -328.69 -0.31
268 11 Allegheny 5-5 716.62 7 Ohio Valley 746.95 -30.33 -0.04
279 41 Penn State-B 8-3 666.31 105 Ohio Valley 526.25 140.06 0.27
288 5 Ohio Northern 4-3 631.37 105 Ohio Valley 569.5 61.87 0.11
308 West Chester 5-0 557.41 Ohio Valley 75.62 481.79 6.37
311 9 Messiah 4-6 551.19 75 Ohio Valley 699.43 -148.24 -0.21
328 9 Kent State 4-8 469.15 75 Ohio Valley 517.26 -48.11 -0.09
331 6 Denison 2-4 444.67 59 Ohio Valley 506.46 -61.79 -0.12
361 9 Saint Joseph's University 3-9 340.73 256 Ohio Valley 520.35 -179.62 -0.35
362 10 Carnegie Mellon University-B 5-8 335.5 88 Ohio Valley 425.45 -89.95 -0.21
- Dickinson 1-1 319.07 Ohio Valley 300.76 18.31 0.06
368 14 Edinboro 3-14 311.46 86 Ohio Valley 556.94 -245.48 -0.44
371 9 Wright State 4-7 294.68 125 Ohio Valley 406.57 -111.9 -0.28
386 14 Indiana (Pennsylvania) 2-5 197.47 119 Ohio Valley 384.55 -187.08 -0.49
402 12 Cleveland State 2-10 33.02 176 Ohio Valley 223.56 -190.54 -0.85
- Franklin & Marshall 0-3 -90.05 Ohio Valley 315.05 -405.1 -1.29
417 9 West Chester-B 1-7 -145.68 284 Ohio Valley 195.21 -340.9 -1.75
428 22 Dayton-B 0-5 -273.91 125 Ohio Valley 265.62 -539.52 -2.03

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.