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
40 3 Kennesaw State 11-7 2017.59 463 Southeast Southern Appalachian DI 2040.55 -22.95 -0.01
41 4 Georgia Tech 8-8 2009.42 436 Southeast Southern Appalachian DI 2047.59 -38.16 -0.02
48 9 Georgia 14-8 1955.58 389 Southeast Southern Appalachian DI 1900.97 54.62 0.03
84 16 Emory 10-3 1616.21 568 Southeast Southern Appalachian DI 1487.87 128.36 0.09
90 2 Georgia College 8-4 1562.37 444 Southeast Southern Appalachian DI 1475.27 87.12 0.06
134 10 Tennessee 3-7 1276.04 445 Southeast Southern Appalachian DI 1539.45 -263.39 -0.17
141 11 North Georgia 4-9 1242.65 439 Southeast Southern Appalachian DI 1373.97 -131.31 -0.1
153 24 Tennessee-Chattanooga 7-3 1165.95 687 Southeast Southern Appalachian DI 1110.9 54.84 0.05
237 7 Georgia Tech-B 3-7 574.53 504 Southeast Southern Appalachian DI 573.52 0.64 0
243 8 Georgia State 2-10 505.1 489 Southeast Southern Appalachian DI 630.37 -125.74 -0.2
267 10 Emory-B 0-7 -93.94 490 Southeast Southern Appalachian DI 505.1 -600 -1.19

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.