College Men's USAU Rankings (GL)

2022-23 Season

Data updated through September 25 at 10:00am EDT

FAQ
Division I // Division III
Rank    Change Team                                                 Record Rating Change Region Conference Div   SoS PDC %
34 4 Michigan GL 1 5-10 1788.82 44 Great Lakes Michigan DI D-I 1913.25 -124.42 -0.07
38 1 Purdue 7-6 1773.1 0 Great Lakes East Plains DI D-I 1671.65 101.46 0.06
49 6 Notre Dame 18-10 1643.26 27 Great Lakes East Plains DI D-I 1520.79 122.47 0.08
54 5 Northwestern 10-10 1616.19 16 Great Lakes Illinois DI D-I 1708.07 -91.88 -0.05
65 12 Indiana 13-4 1565.84 98 Great Lakes East Plains DI D-I 1375.19 190.66 0.14
90 5 Chicago 13-12 1433.78 6 Great Lakes Illinois DI D-I 1411.54 22.25 0.02
98 Kentucky 3-4 1416.81 42 Great Lakes East Plains DI D-I 1455.29 -38.48 -0.03
112 5 Illinois 7-14 1315.98 10 Great Lakes Illinois DI D-I 1415.35 -99.36 -0.07
115 42 Michigan State 7-4 1310.66 180 Great Lakes Michigan DI D-I 1172.63 138.03 0.12
164 11 Butler 6-7 1100.88 62 Great Lakes East Plains DIII D-III 1148.77 -47.88 -0.04
191 20 Grace 8-3 981.11 102 Great Lakes East Plains DIII D-III 840.64 140.47 0.17
198 6 Western Michigan 7-3 948.32 23 Great Lakes Michigan DI D-I 670.7 277.63 0.41
207 8 Illinois State 12-15 910.86 10 Great Lakes Illinois DI D-I 997.98 -87.11 -0.09
214 31 Wheaton (Illinois) 5-6 885.49 144 Great Lakes Illinois DIII D-III 984.13 -98.64 -0.1
215 48 North Park 9-3 881.54 227 Great Lakes Illinois DIII D-III 649.97 231.57 0.36
273 6 Michigan-B 4-7 615.56 43 Great Lakes Great Lakes Dev Dev 685.44 -69.87 -0.1
274 10 DePaul 5-8 612.69 41 Great Lakes Illinois DI D-I 860.18 -247.48 -0.29
277 3 Loyola-Chicago 6-4 592.42 10 Great Lakes Illinois DI D-I 537.34 55.08 0.1
280 6 Ball State 5-7 578.47 83 Great Lakes East Plains DI D-I 567.04 11.44 0.02
281 Valparaiso 2-4 574.89 35 Great Lakes East Plains DIII D-III 689.39 -114.49 -0.17
297 12 Michigan State-B 2-8 484.66 125 Great Lakes ? 690.55 -205.88 -0.3
301 17 Purdue-B 4-8 444.41 155 Great Lakes Great Lakes Dev Dev 519.9 -75.48 -0.15
306 15 Rose-Hulman 2-4 418.24 140 Great Lakes East Plains DIII D-III 514.02 -95.78 -0.19
310 27 Knox 5-6 380.45 279 Great Lakes Illinois DIII D-III 521.08 -140.62 -0.27
313 59 Illinois-B 4-8 354.3 332 Great Lakes Great Lakes Dev Dev 439.26 -84.95 -0.19
- Bradley 1-3 295.38 543 Great Lakes Illinois DIII D-III 548.58 -253.19 -0.46
334 32 Northwestern-B 0-6 237.28 170 Great Lakes Great Lakes Dev Dev 556.87 -319.58 -0.57
335 Southern Illinois-Edwardsville 0-6 235 74 Great Lakes Illinois DI ? 755.79 -520.78 -0.69
346 Notre Dame-B 2-4 92.32 215 Great Lakes Great Lakes Dev Dev 382.75 -290.42 -0.76
354 8 Butler-B 0-10 -47.17 108 Great Lakes East Plains DIII D-III 461.34 -508.5 -1.1

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.