College Women's USAU Rankings

2019-20 Season

Data updated through 6:00pm PDT on March 12

FAQ
Division I // Division III
Rank    Change Team                                                 Record Rating Change Region Conference Div   SoS PDC %
88 22 Richmond 6-1 1136.95 216 Atlantic Coast Atlantic Coast DIII D-III 841.43 295.53 0.35
134 4 Catholic 6-7 829.99 80 Atlantic Coast Atlantic Coast DIII D-III 947.48 -117.49 -0.12
139 3 Mary Washington 4-2 806.2 92 Atlantic Coast Atlantic Coast DIII D-III 734.51 71.69 0.1
- University of North Carolina - Asheville 1-1 164.26 88 Atlantic Coast Atlantic Coast DIII D-III 164.26 0 0
216 19 Christopher Newport 2-5 81.54 288 Atlantic Coast Atlantic Coast DIII D-III 101.65 -20.1 -0.2
250 43 Goucher 2-11 -748.45 257 Atlantic Coast Atlantic Coast DIII D-III -749.43 0.98 0

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.