College Men's USAU Rankings

2017-18 Season

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

Division I // Division III
Rank Change Team Record Rating Change Region Conference Div   SoS Contrib Score Contrib Score % of Sos
175 5 Army 7-2 1032.37 63 Metro East Hudson Valley DIII 769.17 263.2 0.34
198 21 Wesleyan 7-4 948.52 24 Metro East Hudson Valley DIII 964.95 -16.43 -0.02
218 31 Rensselaer Polytech 7-6 878.7 145 Metro East Hudson Valley DIII 781.42 97.27 0.12
- Saint Rose 3-1 803.8 135 Metro East Hudson Valley DIII 503.8 300 0.6
319 11 Marist 2-3 510.27 57 Metro East Hudson Valley DIII 522.71 -12.43 -0.02
357 Skidmore 3-5 347.05 35 Metro East Hudson Valley DIII 445.16 -98.11 -0.22
403 22 Siena 2-3 18.81 53 Metro East Hudson Valley DIII 119.05 -100.24 -0.84
425 23 New Haven 0-5 -219.85 60 Metro East Hudson Valley DIII 307 -526.85 -1.72


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.