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
17 3 Colorado State SC 1 14-7 1869.76 34 South Central Rocky Mountain DI 1682.24 187.51 0.11
19 1 Colorado 12-8 1850.95 18 South Central Rocky Mountain DI 1811.27 39.69 0.02
152 18 Denver 8-4 1116.31 107 South Central Rocky Mountain DI 1075.45 40.86 0.04
156 18 Colorado-Denver 13-6 1106.91 38 South Central Rocky Mountain DI 984.22 122.69 0.12
159 18 Colorado-B 14-9 1094.56 35 South Central Rocky Mountain DI 1058.16 36.4 0.03
176 14 Colorado State-B 15-7 1026.62 5 South Central Rocky Mountain DI 884.49 142.13 0.16
355 28 Colorado Mesa University 2-12 354.28 29 South Central Rocky Mountain DI 671.21 -316.93 -0.47

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.