College Men's USAU Rankings

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
18 1 Brigham Young NW 3 16-10 1853.38 13 Northwest Big Sky DI 1766.07 87.32 0.05
67 6 Utah 17-10 1457.97 29 Northwest Big Sky DI 1359.04 98.93 0.07
127 6 Montana 7-4 1207.05 29 Northwest Big Sky DI 995.91 211.15 0.21
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
222 21 Brigham Young-B 5-5 863.47 32 Northwest Big Sky DI 847.87 15.6 0.02
247 21 Boise State 3-7 778.11 31 Northwest Big Sky DI 968.52 -190.41 -0.2
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

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.