Club Men's USAU Rankings

2017-18 Season

Data Updated Through October 24th at 10:30pm PST

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Rank Change Team Record Rating Change Region Conference SoS Contrib Score Contrib Score % of Sos
15 2 Chain Lightning SE 2 22-8 1692.74 17 Southeast East Coast 1504.57 188.17 0.13
23 Freaks 28-6 1501.12 29 Southeast East Coast 1236.92 264.2 0.21
34 Lost Boys 24-11 1309.19 30 Southeast East Coast 1138.91 170.29 0.15
41 1 Coastal Empire 14-6 1270.34 28 Southeast East Coast 1143.02 127.31 0.11
61 Tanasi 18-13 1095.92 30 Southeast East Coast 1046.25 49.67 0.05
66 2 Bullet 17-10 1041.59 28 Southeast East Coast 1008.98 32.6 0.03
97 Rush Hour 10-19 851.18 28 Southeast East Coast 995.32 -144.14 -0.14
102 1 H.O.G. Ultimate 18-20 827.51 29 Southeast East Coast 890.83 -63.32 -0.07
133 Holy City Heathens 5-18 606.4 29 Southeast East Coast 840.04 -233.65 -0.28
160 Duel 4-15 225.03 29 Southeast East Coast 427.59 -202.56 -0.47

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.