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
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
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
226 18 Western Washington-B 6-11 837.24 31 Northwest Cascadia DI 969.16 -131.92 -0.14
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
354 28 Washington-C 2-9 354.31 31 Northwest Cascadia DI 690.65 -336.34 -0.49

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.