College Women's USAU Rankings (AC)

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
3 North Carolina AC 1 16-1 2730.5 442 Atlantic Coast Carolina DI 2355.28 375.23 0.16
15 3 North Carolina State AC 2 13-4 2353.08 495 Atlantic Coast Carolina DI 2157.56 195.53 0.09
39 4 Clemson 12-2 2019.14 432 Atlantic Coast Carolina DI 1796.72 222.44 0.12
46 1 North Carolina-Wilmington 18-10 1978.21 454 Atlantic Coast Carolina DI 1956.91 21.3 0.01
49 2 Duke 13-4 1951.48 492 Atlantic Coast Carolina DI 1840.42 111.07 0.06
51 4 Towson 10-3 1914.84 535 Atlantic Coast Colonial DI 1878.04 36.81 0.02
59 5 South Carolina 11-4 1827.83 437 Atlantic Coast Carolina DI 1583.44 244.4 0.15
66 2 Virginia 9-14 1771.7 431 Atlantic Coast Virginia DI 1811.5 -39.79 -0.02
80 3 James Madison 13-6 1647.06 457 Atlantic Coast Virginia DI 1584.74 62.33 0.04
86 1 Maryland 12-6 1592.3 460 Atlantic Coast Colonial DI 1495.35 96.97 0.06
88 2 Georgetown 8-14 1578.62 470 Atlantic Coast Colonial DI 1728.31 -149.68 -0.09
94 13 George Washington 10-2 1538.16 376 Atlantic Coast Colonial DI 1380.67 157.51 0.11
127 7 American 9-3 1309.29 435 Atlantic Coast Colonial DI 1279.29 29.99 0.02
135 8 William & Mary 8-9 1273.75 454 Atlantic Coast Virginia DI 1341.53 -67.77 -0.05
145 7 Liberty 7-11 1214.02 458 Atlantic Coast Virginia DI 1334.01 -119.97 -0.09
148 14 Virginia Tech 6-9 1189.59 411 Atlantic Coast Virginia DI 1320.45 -130.85 -0.1
150 7 Virginia Commonwealth 5-8 1186.24 453 Atlantic Coast Virginia DI 1328.1 -141.85 -0.11
160 3 Richmond 6-4 1129.56 490 Atlantic Coast Atlantic Coast DIII 1174.1 -44.52 -0.04
169 5 Wake Forest University 6-3 1053.39 474 Atlantic Coast Carolina DI 1018.47 34.93 0.03
170 10 North Carolina-Asheville 1-5 1052.04 440 Atlantic Coast Atlantic Coast DIII 1346.63 -294.57 -0.22
171 9 Catholic 6-5 1046.87 451 Atlantic Coast Atlantic Coast DIII 1032.26 14.61 0.01
184 35 Maryland-Baltimore County 3-5 957 257 Atlantic Coast Colonial DI 944.13 12.89 0.01
188 13 Mary Washington 5-6 942.86 458 Atlantic Coast Atlantic Coast DIII 1121 -178.13 -0.16
199 6 Salisbury 5-3 886.81 541 Atlantic Coast Colonial DI 831.24 55.58 0.07
215 20 Virginia-B 5-13 776.36 451 Atlantic Coast Atlantic Coast Dev 870.39 -94 -0.11
218 16 Elon 1-10 744.95 462 Atlantic Coast Atlantic Coast DIII 1112.58 -367.63 -0.33
226 16 North Carolina-B 2-11 689.36 441 Atlantic Coast Atlantic Coast Dev 933.8 -244.43 -0.26
245 11 George Mason University 4-15 494.17 474 Atlantic Coast Virginia DI 608.36 -114.41 -0.19
246 15 Georgetown-B 1-11 481.64 417 Atlantic Coast Atlantic Coast Dev 866.12 -384.47 -0.44
250 12 Davidson 1-8 420.47 440 Atlantic Coast Atlantic Coast DIII 682.45 -261.99 -0.38
252 9 Johns Hopkins 2-8 410.58 534 Atlantic Coast Colonial DI 590.27 -179.64 -0.3
257 13 Towson-B 4-12 296.68 453 Atlantic Coast Atlantic Coast Dev 433.36 -136.67 -0.32
261 14 Maryland-B 1-4 138.09 391 Atlantic Coast Atlantic Coast Dev 384.31 -246.2 -0.64
264 15 George Washington-B 1-8 44.08 398 Atlantic Coast Atlantic Coast Dev 404.99 -360.9 -0.89
270 15 American-B 0-9 -299.32 223 Atlantic Coast Atlantic Coast Dev 300.72 -600 -2
271 31 Charleston 0-8 49 Atlantic Coast Carolina DI NaN NaN NaN

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.