College Women's USAU Rankings

2017-18 Season

Data Updated Through October 24th at 10:30pm PST

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Division I // Division III
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Rank Change Team Record Rating Change Region Conference Div   SoS Contrib Score Contrib Score % of Sos
50 20 Lehigh 10-4 1945.94 642 Ohio Valley Pennsylvania DIII 1816.96 128.99 0.07
- Dickinson 4-0 1221.42 404 Ohio Valley Pennsylvania DIII 645.8 575.68 0.89
172 17 Swarthmore 8-6 1045.08 374 Ohio Valley Pennsylvania DIII 1011.54 33.53 0.03
194 Haverford 0-7 927.87 118 Ohio Valley Pennsylvania DIII 1405.82 -477.92 -0.34
195 13 Messiah 1-6 927.06 454 Ohio Valley Pennsylvania DIII 1056.3 -129.23 -0.12
214 22 Allegheny 5-6 781.28 425 Ohio Valley Pennsylvania DIII 737.68 43.67 0.06
241 15 Haverford-B 3-3 523.28 402 Ohio Valley Pennsylvania DIII 512.84 10.45 0.02

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.