College Women's USAU Rankings (OV)

2018-19 Season

Data Updated Through April 1st at 10:30am PST. Note that the USAU Preliminary Rankings released Tuesday morning differ slightly, likely due to recently applied game exclusions due to roster validity (unknown until today)

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Division I // Division III
Rank    Change Team                                                 Record Rating Change Region Conference Div   SoS PDC %
3 3 Ohio State OV 1 23-3 2373 182 Ohio Valley Ohio DI D-I 2081.59 291.41 0.14
11 2 Pittsburgh OV 2 14-6 2083.27 37 Ohio Valley Pennsylvania DI D-I 1889.56 193.71 0.1
31 5 West Chester 15-3 1714.02 44 Ohio Valley Pennsylvania DI D-I 1458.73 255.29 0.18
56 2 Pennsylvania 9-8 1487.36 6 Ohio Valley Pennsylvania DI D-I 1521.44 -34.08 -0.02
58 1 Penn State 9-9 1451.04 2 Ohio Valley Pennsylvania DI D-I 1442.52 8.53 0.01
62 1 Oberlin 7-3 1417.04 18 Ohio Valley Ohio DIII D-III 1355.01 62.03 0.05
81 Ohio 12-5 1268.3 2 Ohio Valley Ohio DI D-I 1084.56 183.74 0.17
85 1 Dayton 11-8 1243.31 6 Ohio Valley Ohio DI D-I 1267.38 -24.07 -0.02
91 2 Case Western Reserve 6-13 1202.67 21 Ohio Valley Ohio DI D-I 1319.65 -116.99 -0.09
94 20 Carnegie Mellon 14-5 1184.72 126 Ohio Valley Pennsylvania DI D-I 1040.07 144.65 0.14
97 Swarthmore 10-2 1152.85 193 Ohio Valley Pennsylvania DIII D-III 876.73 276.11 0.31
106 18 Lehigh 5-7 1079.64 79 Ohio Valley Pennsylvania DIII D-III 1049.73 29.91 0.03
133 Haverford 7-4 978.63 10 Ohio Valley Pennsylvania DIII D-III 1190.86 -212.22 -0.18
140 1 Cincinnati 12-7 912.84 7 Ohio Valley Ohio DI D-I 859.63 53.21 0.06
161 8 Drexel 6-7 810.99 9 Ohio Valley Pennsylvania DI D-I 847.66 -36.68 -0.04
164 10 Pittsburgh-B 12-3 779.09 17 Ohio Valley Pennsylvania DI D-I 506.74 272.35 0.54
165 44 Temple 6-8 777.8 235 Ohio Valley Pennsylvania DI D-I 854.88 -77.08 -0.09
185 2 Kenyon 4-2 612.2 112 Ohio Valley Ohio DIII D-III 582.51 29.69 0.05
- Dickinson 2-2 589.4 Ohio Valley Pennsylvania DIII D-III 383.92 205.48 0.54
198 Shippensburg 5-0 558.39 Ohio Valley Pennsylvania DIII D-III 42.13 516.26 12.25
210 44 Cedarville 6-5 484.08 229 Ohio Valley Ohio DIII D-III 589.72 -105.64 -0.18
228 2 Xavier 5-7 333.49 167 Ohio Valley Ohio DIII D-III 563.3 -229.81 -0.41
231 30 Pennsylvania-B 8-12 317.18 80 Ohio Valley Pennsylvania DI D-I 255.21 61.97 0.24
242 West Virginia 4-7 216.41 474 Ohio Valley Pennsylvania DI D-I 300.01 -83.6 -0.28
244 Allegheny 5-5 185.96 10 Ohio Valley Pennsylvania DIII D-III 124.43 61.53 0.49
245 10 Ohio State-B 5-7 185.83 130 Ohio Valley Ohio DI Dev 297.69 -111.86 -0.38
266 Messiah 1-4 -78.03 Ohio Valley Pennsylvania DIII D-III 254.96 -333 -1.31
269 Muhlenberg 0-5 -118.46 Ohio Valley Pennsylvania DIII Dev 278.18 -396.64 -1.43
274 24 Wooster 0-11 -214.18 206 Ohio Valley Ohio DIII D-III 133.32 -347.51 -2.61
- Jefferson 0-3 -500.92 748 Ohio Valley Pennsylvania DIII D-III 99.08 -600 -6.06
284 33 Miami (Ohio) 1-10 -592.75 117 Ohio Valley Ohio DI D-I -638.22 45.47 -0.07
286 34 Oberlin-B 1-5 -741.57 148 Ohio Valley Ohio DIII D-III -592.75 -148.82 0.25

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.