College Men's USAU Rankings (SW)

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 %
3 1 Cal Poly-SLO SW 1 16-0 2130.36 89 Southwest SoCal DI D-I 1679.66 450.7 0.27
11 1 California SW 2 12-4 1855.94 90 Southwest NorCal DI D-I 1699.26 156.68 0.09
17 2 UCLA SW 3 10-5 1764.85 90 Southwest SoCal DI D-I 1610.75 154.1 0.1
39 3 California-San Diego 5-10 1512.06 90 Southwest SoCal DI D-I 1526.12 -14.07 -0.01
41 3 California-Santa Cruz 5-10 1490.68 89 Southwest NorCal DI D-I 1526.98 -36.3 -0.02
48 1 California-Santa Barbara 6-9 1393.2 90 Southwest SoCal DI D-I 1495.04 -101.84 -0.07
57 4 Grand Canyon 2-4 1334.89 89 Southwest Desert DI D-I 1356.53 -21.64 -0.02
64 2 Stanford 4-10 1273.73 90 Southwest NorCal DI D-I 1451.5 -177.77 -0.12
75 Arizona State 5-3 1208.42 Southwest Desert DI D-I 1135.41 73.01 0.06
90 Southern California 1-5 1093.35 90 Southwest SoCal DI D-I 1466.09 -372.74 -0.25
103 1 Santa Clara 4-2 1021.97 104 Southwest NorCal DI D-I 761.59 260.38 0.34
106 5 California-Irvine 3-9 1014.57 88 Southwest SoCal DI D-I 1405.06 -390.49 -0.28
113 3 Cal Poly-SLO-B 8-6 975.1 94 Southwest Southwest Dev D-I 943.94 31.16 0.03
121 2 UCLA-B 4-1 943.59 149 Southwest Southwest Dev Dev 678.79 264.81 0.39
141 17 Northern Arizona 2-4 793.22 Southwest Desert DI D-I 993.22 -200 -0.2
146 18 Arizona 3-3 769.45 Southwest Desert DI D-I 868.85 -99.4 -0.11
- San Jose State 2-1 735.07 141 Southwest NorCal DI D-I 419.68 315.4 0.75
151 11 California-B 5-2 723.15 100 Southwest Southwest Dev Dev 492.03 231.12 0.47
153 15 California-Davis 5-3 700.12 61 Southwest NorCal DI D-I 649.76 50.36 0.08
170 7 Claremont 6-4 570.38 152 Southwest Southwest DIII D-III 538.88 31.5 0.06
- Cal State-Long Beach 1-2 530.32 99 Southwest SoCal DI D-I 670.91 -140.58 -0.21
185 30 Arizona State-B 1-5 477.53 Southwest Southwest Dev Dev 728.37 -250.84 -0.34
189 22 San Diego State 2-4 443.37 97 Southwest SoCal DI D-I 626.69 -183.32 -0.29
- Occidental 1-2 437.85 99 Southwest Southwest DIII D-III 650.33 -212.48 -0.33
190 22 Southern California-B 2-3 434.11 96 Southwest Southwest Dev Dev 538.17 -104.06 -0.19
208 29 California-San Diego-B 1-4 287.74 110 Southwest Southwest Dev Dev 669.8 -382.06 -0.57
216 33 California-Santa Cruz-B 2-7 210.47 99 Southwest ? 484.41 -273.94 -0.57
223 36 California-Santa Barbara-B 2-2 144.32 86 Southwest Southwest Dev Dev 336.34 -192.02 -0.57
225 36 Cal Poly-SLO-C 1-4 107.71 92 Southwest Southwest Dev Dev 391.09 -283.39 -0.72
230 40 California-San Diego-C 0-5 49.87 95 Southwest Southwest Dev Dev 367.61 -317.74 -0.86
- Chico State 0-3 Southwest NorCal DI D-I NaN NaN NaN

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.