College Men's USAU Rankings (AC)

2023-24 Season

Data updated through February 25 at 8:30pm PST

FAQ
Division I // Division III
Rank    Change Team                                                 Record Rating Change Region Conference Div   SoS PDC %
4 1 North Carolina AC 1 12-0 2113.05 190 Atlantic Coast Carolina DI D-I 1669.39 443.65 0.27
21 1 North Carolina State 10-3 1725.13 158 Atlantic Coast Carolina DI D-I 1481.74 243.39 0.16
25 12 North Carolina-Wilmington 14-6 1667.14 264 Atlantic Coast Carolina DI D-I 1460.38 206.77 0.14
34 5 South Carolina 16-4 1560.75 161 Atlantic Coast Carolina DI D-I 1409.13 151.62 0.11
42 3 North Carolina-Charlotte 11-9 1467.24 123 Atlantic Coast Carolina DI D-I 1366.89 100.35 0.07
44 13 Duke 8-7 1441.92 225 Atlantic Coast Carolina DI D-I 1382.17 59.75 0.04
51 Georgetown-B 5-0 1373.62 Atlantic Coast Colonial Dev Dev 934.48 439.13 0.47
58 25 Virginia 6-8 1330.57 304 Atlantic Coast Virginia DI D-I 1384.51 -53.94 -0.04
65 16 Virginia Tech 5-9 1258.91 203 Atlantic Coast Virginia DI D-I 1383.69 -124.77 -0.09
71 17 Maryland 10-4 1235.85 224 Atlantic Coast Colonial DI D-I 1147.12 88.73 0.08
72 2 James Madison 10-10 1229.16 111 Atlantic Coast Virginia DI D-I 1212.48 16.69 0.01
76 4 Georgetown 5-7 1205.59 147 Atlantic Coast Colonial DI D-I 1243.32 -37.73 -0.03
77 1 William & Mary 10-11 1205.07 138 Atlantic Coast Virginia DI D-I 1192.64 12.43 0.01
87 2 Richmond 4-3 1126.59 107 Atlantic Coast Northern Atlantic Coast DIII D-III 1018.22 108.37 0.11
89 George Washington-B 4-2 1105.99 Atlantic Coast ? 1028.77 77.22 0.08
100 16 Appalachian State 1-10 1026.75 184 Atlantic Coast Carolina DI D-I 1339.65 -312.9 -0.23
112 6 Elon 4-2 975.12 141 Atlantic Coast Carolina DIII D-III 858.22 116.9 0.14
119 Delaware-B 2-3 951.02 Atlantic Coast Colonial Dev Dev 927.95 23.07 0.02
124 2 Davidson 5-6 931.22 145 Atlantic Coast Carolina DIII D-III 1095.3 -164.08 -0.15
125 5 Liberty 8-4 927.42 118 Atlantic Coast Virginia DI D-I 768.8 158.62 0.21
127 Johns Hopkins-B 2-3 915.62 Atlantic Coast ? 1030.68 -115.06 -0.11
140 Clemson 9-2 796.14 Atlantic Coast Carolina DI D-I 603.6 192.54 0.32
142 7 Johns Hopkins 3-4 792.02 116 Atlantic Coast Colonial DI D-I 750.48 41.55 0.06
157 1 Virginia Commonwealth 5-7 670.86 214 Atlantic Coast Virginia DI D-I 780.14 -109.27 -0.14
158 Maryland-Baltimore County 4-2 669.11 Atlantic Coast Colonial DI D-I 579.44 89.67 0.15
160 George Mason 3-3 662.92 Atlantic Coast Virginia DI D-I 601.45 61.46 0.1
165 American-B 0-5 622.37 Atlantic Coast Colonial Dev Dev 1069.45 -447.07 -0.42
166 East Carolina 3-3 621.36 Atlantic Coast Carolina DI D-I 677.2 -55.84 -0.08
173 George Washington 2-4 561.12 Atlantic Coast Colonial DI D-I 643.64 -82.52 -0.13
183 23 Towson 4-3 490.11 47 Atlantic Coast Colonial DI D-I 605.9 -115.79 -0.19
184 27 American 2-10 488.3 27 Atlantic Coast Colonial DI D-I 748.21 -259.91 -0.35
194 25 North Carolina State-B 2-3 381.46 72 Atlantic Coast ? 443.67 -62.2 -0.14
197 24 Mary Washington 0-6 356.45 105 Atlantic Coast Northern Atlantic Coast DIII D-III 866.51 -510.06 -0.59
199 24 North Carolina-B 3-6 344.72 111 Atlantic Coast Southern Atlantic Coast Dev Dev 604.59 -259.86 -0.43
201 Salisbury 5-1 335.5 Atlantic Coast Colonial DI D-I 112.4 223.1 1.98
227 42 South Carolina-B 4-12 83.59 17 Atlantic Coast ? 369.34 -285.74 -0.77
235 42 Virginia-B 0-5 -58.94 60 Atlantic Coast ? 230.51 -289.44 -1.26

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.