College Women's USAU Rankings (OV)

2018-19 Season

Data Updated Through February 18th at 7:00pm PST

Division I // Division III
Rank Change Team                                                 Record Rating Change Region Conference Div   SoS PDC %
6 1 Pittsburgh OV 1 6-1 2153.22 119 Ohio Valley Pennsylvania DI D-I 1863.03 290.19 0.16
11 1 Ohio State OV 2 11-3 1993.81 118 Ohio Valley Ohio DI D-I 1776.53 217.28 0.12
54 3 Penn State 2-4 1218.68 127 Ohio Valley Pennsylvania DI D-I 1358.76 -140.08 -0.1
69 7 Case Western Reserve 1-6 1001.55 106 Ohio Valley Ohio DI D-I 1246.44 -244.89 -0.2
- West Virginia 0-4 933.73 Ohio Valley Pennsylvania DI D-I 1313.92 -380.19 -0.29
124 23 Wooster 0-5 -595.49 122 Ohio Valley Ohio DIII D-III -85.03 -510.46 6


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.