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
2 California-San Diego SW 1 23-3 2732.82 423 Southwest SoCal DI 2377.74 355.09 0.15
17 1 California-Santa Barbara SW 3 20-9 2320.26 422 Southwest SoCal DI 2194.85 125.41 0.06
33 5 UCLA 9-16 2062.69 427 Southwest SoCal DI 2134.46 -71.76 -0.03
35 5 Cal Poly-SLO 11-9 2036.55 415 Southwest SoCal DI 2059.45 -22.89 -0.01
43 5 Southern California 10-15 1990.28 418 Southwest SoCal DI 2106.77 -116.48 -0.06
73 5 San Diego State 14-7 1723.73 416 Southwest SoCal DI 1545.35 178.38 0.12
103 9 Claremont 5-7 1491.21 412 Southwest SoCal DI 1528.65 -37.43 -0.02
111 7 California-Irvine 6-6 1433.34 409 Southwest SoCal DI 1425.91 7.44 0.01
136 15 Cal State-Long Beach 6-6 1271.41 408 Southwest SoCal DI 1443.07 -171.66 -0.12
176 18 Occidental 5-9 1010.03 378 Southwest SoCal DI 1074.26 -64.22 -0.06

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.