D-III College Men's USAU Rankings

2018-19 Season

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

AC 2 · GL 1 · ME 1 · NE 1 · NC 1 · NW 3 · OV 1 · SC 4 · SE 1 · SW 1

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Division I // Division III
Rank Change Team                                                 Record Rating Change Region Conference Div   SoS PDC %
38 2 Air Force SC 1 4-1 1666.6 28 South Central Rocky Mountain DIII D-III 1213.41 453.2 0.37
45 4 Rice SC 2 5-2 1633.54 25 South Central Texas DIII D-III 1553.26 80.28 0.05
64 5 John Brown SC 3 6-2 1479.36 28 South Central Ozarks DIII D-III 1397.57 81.79 0.06
- Portland NW 1 2-1 1468.43 9 Northwest Northwest DIII D-III 1366.28 102.14 0.07
71 7 Carleton College-GoP NC 1 6-5 1449.12 40 North Central Northwoods DIII D-III 1390.23 58.88 0.04
88 8 Lewis & Clark NW 2 5-5 1318.52 45 Northwest Northwest DIII D-III 1379.65 -61.13 -0.04
95 11 Richmond AC 1 7-6 1240.49 84 Atlantic Coast Northern Atlantic Coast DIII D-III 1220.77 19.72 0.02
- Colorado School of Mines SC 4 1-2 1201.29 16 South Central Rocky Mountain DIII D-III 1312.36 -111.07 -0.08
113 10 Colorado College 4-2 1119.23 30 South Central Rocky Mountain DIII D-III 972.44 146.78 0.15
114 18 Mary Washington AC 2 4-4 1113.45 103 Atlantic Coast Northern Atlantic Coast DIII D-III 1147.09 -33.64 -0.03
- Occidental SW 1 1-2 1098.47 38 Southwest Southwest DIII D-III 1287.19 -188.71 -0.15
- Whitworth NW 3 1-2 1070.69 29 Northwest Northwest DIII D-III 1263.49 -192.8 -0.15
118 28 Puget Sound 3-3 1045.83 220 Northwest Northwest DIII D-III 873.57 172.26 0.2
125 Elon 3-4 985.35 Atlantic Coast Carolina DIII D-III 1166.22 -180.87 -0.16
127 12 Williams NE 1 3-3 976.02 80 New England South New England DIII D-III 983.97 -7.95 -0.01
128 12 Davidson 4-3 956.44 96 Atlantic Coast Carolina DIII D-III 1054.34 -97.91 -0.09
132 5 Winona State 3-2 931.39 North Central Northwoods DIII D-III 684.62 246.77 0.36
133 Claremont 2-3 929.72 59 Southwest Southwest DIII D-III 1102.95 -173.23 -0.16
139 8 Embry-Riddle (Florida) SE 1 4-4 882.61 0 Southeast Eastern Southeast DIII D-III 861.32 21.29 0.02
140 8 Macalester 3-2 882.52 0 North Central Northwoods DIII D-III 692.64 189.88 0.27
144 9 High Point 5-3 860.53 0 Atlantic Coast Carolina DIII D-III 775.78 84.75 0.11
159 1 Florida Tech 3-2 735.31 235 Southeast Eastern Southeast DIII D-III 626.22 109.09 0.17
- Caltech 1-3 654.42 27 Southwest Southwest DIII D-III 828.02 -173.6 -0.21
- Berry 2-2 600.23 240 Southeast Eastern Southeast DIII D-III 625.08 -24.85 -0.04
168 12 Carleton College-Hot Karls 2-3 547.13 North Central North Central Dev D-III 764.44 -217.32 -0.28
178 10 Stetson 2-6 358.38 0 Southeast Eastern Southeast DIII D-III 698.31 -339.93 -0.49

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.