College Men's USAU Rankings (AC)

2018-19 Season

Data Updated Through February 18th at 7:00pm PST

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Division I // Division III
Rank Change Team                                                 Record Rating Change Region Conference Div   SoS PDC %
1 North Carolina AC 1 13-0 2250.15 2 Atlantic Coast Carolina DI D-I 1776.23 473.91 0.27
9 1 North Carolina State AC 2 11-2 2023.1 15 Atlantic Coast Carolina DI D-I 1654.42 368.68 0.22
20 1 North Carolina-Wilmington 9-4 1859.31 5 Atlantic Coast Carolina DI D-I 1686.7 172.61 0.1
42 11 Virginia 9-5 1651.01 110 Atlantic Coast Virginia DI D-I 1494.06 156.95 0.11
43 3 South Carolina 9-6 1641.28 27 Atlantic Coast Carolina DI D-I 1547.78 93.5 0.06
49 1 Maryland 4-3 1586.38 2 Atlantic Coast Colonial DI D-I 1521.7 64.68 0.04
51 Johns Hopkins 6-1 1579.81 Atlantic Coast Colonial DI D-I 1397.5 182.31 0.13
52 15 William & Mary 7-1 1563.11 124 Atlantic Coast Virginia DI D-I 1224.25 338.86 0.28
65 5 Virginia Tech 5-4 1477.16 23 Atlantic Coast Virginia DI D-I 1508.31 -31.15 -0.02
66 11 Georgetown 6-6 1472.51 66 Atlantic Coast Colonial DI D-I 1488.61 -16.1 -0.01
72 5 Duke 5-5 1442.96 4 Atlantic Coast Carolina DI D-I 1414.48 28.48 0.02
81 1 Appalachian State 3-9 1350.55 23 Atlantic Coast Carolina DI D-I 1622.64 -272.09 -0.17
95 11 Richmond 7-6 1240.49 84 Atlantic Coast Northern Atlantic Coast DIII D-III 1220.77 19.72 0.02
100 Clemson 6-13 1191.29 26 Atlantic Coast Carolina DI D-I 1371.06 -179.77 -0.13
104 9 North Carolina-Charlotte 1-5 1161.43 59 Atlantic Coast Carolina DI D-I 1555.83 -394.4 -0.25
109 5 James Madison 7-7 1142.55 2 Atlantic Coast Virginia DI D-I 1122.22 20.33 0.02
114 18 Mary Washington 4-4 1113.45 103 Atlantic Coast Northern Atlantic Coast DIII D-III 1147.09 -33.64 -0.03
125 Elon 3-4 985.35 Atlantic Coast Carolina DIII D-III 1166.22 -180.87 -0.16
128 12 Davidson 4-3 956.44 96 Atlantic Coast Carolina DIII D-III 1054.34 -97.91 -0.09
135 18 Virginia Commonwealth 2-5 928.05 115 Atlantic Coast Virginia DI D-I 921.59 6.46 0.01
142 23 George Mason 4-10 863.78 170 Atlantic Coast Virginia DI D-I 1033.8 -170.03 -0.16
144 9 High Point 5-3 860.53 0 Atlantic Coast Carolina DIII D-III 775.78 84.75 0.11
160 14 Liberty 1-6 679.83 90 Atlantic Coast Virginia DI D-I 1028.46 -348.63 -0.34
161 17 George Washington 2-6 669.21 121 Atlantic Coast Colonial DI D-I 902 -232.79 -0.26

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.