College Men's USAU Rankings (SW)

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
15 Stanford SW 1 13-8 1885.63 11 Southwest D-I 1832.77 52.86 0.03
20 4 Cal Poly-SLO 16-12 1843.12 40 Southwest D-I 1796.06 47.06 0.03
32 2 California 18-16 1695.8 22 Southwest D-I 1699.14 -3.34 0
38 2 Southern California 11-11 1633.89 23 Southwest D-I 1639.99 -6.1 0
53 4 UCLA 16-12 1534.42 32 Southwest D-I 1388.04 146.38 0.11
59 7 Santa Clara 12-7 1499.77 38 Southwest D-I 1433.5 66.27 0.05
65 5 California-Santa Barbara 10-14 1462.37 31 Southwest D-I 1529.61 -67.23 -0.04
79 7 California-Davis 14-6 1414.63 30 Southwest D-I 1229.53 185.09 0.15
87 11 Las Positas 12-5 1393.2 28 Southwest D-I 1267.68 125.52 0.1
90 11 Northern Arizona 14-6 1377.6 31 Southwest D-I 1213.71 163.89 0.14
100 16 Arizona 10-10 1335.48 49 Southwest D-I 1300.51 34.97 0.03
111 11 Arizona State 8-14 1289.21 24 Southwest D-I 1387.81 -98.6 -0.07
129 6 Claremont 12-8 1195.86 29 Southwest D-III 1169.76 26.1 0.02
131 5 Chico State 18-7 1188.64 32 Southwest D-I 1075.3 113.34 0.11
143 12 California-San Diego 6-15 1160.92 35 Southwest D-I 1338.9 -177.99 -0.13
146 14 Nevada-Reno 26-16 1149.3 34 Southwest D-I 1114.62 34.68 0.03
148 46 San Diego State 13-13 1147.07 152 Southwest D-I 1139.5 7.57 0.01
165 13 Humboldt State 9-8 1066.68 34 Southwest D-I 1038.05 28.64 0.03
186 19 Cal Poly-Pomona 7-11 983.1 30 Southwest D-I 1073.04 -89.93 -0.08
195 22 Sonoma State 9-10 963.31 32 Southwest D-I 985.11 -21.81 -0.02
208 25 Occidental 11-8 920.5 38 Southwest D-III 845.3 75.2 0.09
214 23 California-Santa Cruz 9-9 905.57 32 Southwest D-I 958.21 -52.64 -0.05
225 21 California-B 8-9 853.6 30 Southwest Dev 918.74 -65.14 -0.07
235 18 Arizona State-B 16-11 802.66 35 Southwest Dev 793.23 9.42 0.01
237 17 New Mexico 7-11 798.8 32 Southwest D-I 852.11 -53.31 -0.06
263 26 Sacramento State 3-10 741.99 30 Southwest D-I 984.36 -242.37 -0.25
267 25 Cal State-Long Beach 4-2 725.74 30 Southwest D-I 643.4 82.34 0.13
276 25 San Jose State 8-10 698.83 31 Southwest D-I 794.6 -95.77 -0.12
298 24 Cal State-Fullerton 1-5 591.16 33 Southwest D-I 908.02 -316.86 -0.35
310 32 Grand Canyon 7-12 556.25 33 Southwest D-I 716.32 -160.07 -0.22
316 32 Cal Poly-SLO-B 4-12 523.91 31 Southwest Dev 681.93 -158.02 -0.23
320 32 Caltech 3-6 504.85 31 Southwest D-III 570.35 -65.49 -0.11
322 31 Northern Arizona-B 1-5 498.02 32 Southwest Dev 680.51 -182.49 -0.27
329 31 California-Irvine 5-14 464.87 32 Southwest D-I 630.21 -165.34 -0.26
332 28 California-San Diego-B 7-11 442.18 29 Southwest Dev 472.06 -29.88 -0.06
333 26 California-Davis-B 4-9 430.48 27 Southwest Dev 604.44 -173.96 -0.29
360 31 Fresno State 0-5 342.55 31 Southwest D-I 839.83 -497.28 -0.59
366 32 Arizona-B 3-15 316.02 31 Southwest Dev 573.31 -257.29 -0.45
380 30 Stanford-B 1-5 219.65 32 Southwest Dev 524.79 -305.14 -0.58
382 29 UCLA-B 3-9 215.18 30 Southwest Dev 316.95 -101.77 -0.32
394 28 California-San Diego-C 1-11 122.22 31 Southwest Dev 419.15 -296.93 -0.71
397 30 California-Santa Barbara-B 2-9 107.16 31 Southwest Dev 384.67 -277.51 -0.72
407 25 California-Santa Cruz-B 1-6 -64.78 29 Southwest Dev 267.89 -332.68 -1.24
429 29 Arizona State-C 0-6 -283.98 31 Southwest Dev 316.02 -600 -1.9

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.