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
39 6 Northwestern 13-13 1628.7 57 Great Lakes Illinois DI 1640.65 -11.95 -0.01
44 11 Illinois 15-12 1589.03 109 Great Lakes Illinois DI 1597.34 -8.31 -0.01
45 13 Illinois State 15-10 1586.15 79 Great Lakes Illinois DI 1410.21 175.95 0.12
76 6 Chicago 11-6 1415.31 36 Great Lakes Illinois DI 1371.65 43.66 0.03
197 18 Loyola-Chicago 11-1 953.56 102 Great Lakes Illinois DI 567.1 386.46 0.68
259 12 Northern Illinois 5-12 752.4 13 Great Lakes Illinois DI 1003.64 -251.24 -0.25
334 1 Illinois State-B 9-10 430.32 84 Great Lakes Illinois DI 497.5 -67.18 -0.14
337 24 DePaul 6-4 412.99 240 Great Lakes Illinois DI 430.97 -17.98 -0.04
346 4 Illinois-Chicago 3-10 388.64 102 Great Lakes Illinois DI 530.88 -142.25 -0.27

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.