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
22 7 Tufts 8-8 1750.18 20 New England Metro Boston DI 1690.94 59.23 0.04
41 1 Northeastern 13-11 1603.36 20 New England Metro Boston DI 1620.31 -16.95 -0.01
52 10 Harvard 8-12 1536.01 74 New England Metro Boston DI 1673.68 -137.66 -0.08
141 26 Boston College 6-5 1166.16 93 New England Metro Boston DI 1102.2 63.97 0.06
161 22 Boston University 9-6 1087.79 45 New England Metro Boston DI 1001.06 86.74 0.09
166 57 MIT 12-2 1066.51 239 New England Metro Boston DI 774.28 292.23 0.38


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.