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
225 21 California-B 8-9 853.6 30 Southwest Southwest Dev 918.74 -65.14 -0.07
235 18 Arizona State-B 16-11 802.66 35 Southwest Southwest Dev 793.23 9.42 0.01
316 32 Cal Poly-SLO-B 4-12 523.91 31 Southwest Southwest Dev 681.93 -158.02 -0.23
322 31 Northern Arizona-B 1-5 498.02 32 Southwest Southwest Dev 680.51 -182.49 -0.27
332 28 California-San Diego-B 7-11 442.18 29 Southwest Southwest Dev 472.06 -29.88 -0.06
333 26 California-Davis-B 4-9 430.48 27 Southwest Southwest Dev 604.44 -173.96 -0.29
366 32 Arizona-B 3-15 316.02 31 Southwest Southwest Dev 573.31 -257.29 -0.45
380 30 Stanford-B 1-5 219.65 32 Southwest Southwest Dev 524.79 -305.14 -0.58
382 29 UCLA-B 3-9 215.18 30 Southwest Southwest Dev 316.95 -101.77 -0.32
394 28 California-San Diego-C 1-11 122.22 31 Southwest Southwest Dev 419.15 -296.93 -0.71
397 30 California-Santa Barbara-B 2-9 107.16 31 Southwest Southwest Dev 384.67 -277.51 -0.72
407 25 California-Santa Cruz-B 1-6 -64.78 29 Southwest Southwest Dev 267.89 -332.68 -1.24
429 29 Arizona State-C 0-6 -283.98 31 Southwest Southwest Dev 316.02 -600 -1.9

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.