College Women's USAU Rankings (SW)

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
4 Stanford SW 2 24-3 2695.52 424 Southwest NorCal DI 2362.98 332.54 0.14
17 1 California-Santa Barbara SW 3 20-9 2320.26 422 Southwest SoCal DI 2194.85 125.41 0.06
26 1 California 11-15 2133.23 422 Southwest NorCal DI 2265.97 -132.74 -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
61 8 California-Davis 9-16 1817.92 419 Southwest NorCal DI 2052.78 -234.86 -0.11
63 5 Arizona 12-8 1786.23 416 Southwest Desert DI 1766.76 19.48 0.01
73 5 San Diego State 14-7 1723.73 416 Southwest SoCal DI 1545.35 178.38 0.12
87 8 California-Santa Cruz 10-8 1587.75 418 Southwest NorCal DI 1615.68 -27.92 -0.02
98 9 Northern Arizona 8-4 1523.85 412 Southwest Desert DI 1545.03 -21.17 -0.01
100 9 Arizona State 14-6 1506.24 406 Southwest Desert DI 1271 235.25 0.19
103 9 Claremont 5-7 1491.21 412 Southwest SoCal DI 1528.65 -37.43 -0.02
105 7 Chico State 7-13 1479.34 419 Southwest NorCal DI 1639.47 -160.12 -0.1
111 7 California-Irvine 6-6 1433.34 409 Southwest SoCal DI 1425.91 7.44 0.01
120 7 California-San Diego-B 5-8 1378.7 428 Southwest Southwest Dev 1448.43 -69.73 -0.05
136 15 Cal State-Long Beach 6-6 1271.41 408 Southwest SoCal DI 1443.07 -171.66 -0.12
138 15 Santa Clara 12-8 1259.54 424 Southwest NorCal DI 1219.54 40.01 0.03
147 12 Humboldt State 2-10 1192.56 415 Southwest NorCal DI 1405.46 -212.89 -0.15
164 13 UCLA-B 2-4 1106.29 411 Southwest Southwest Dev 1202.87 -96.57 -0.08
176 18 Occidental 5-9 1010.03 378 Southwest SoCal DI 1074.26 -64.22 -0.06
189 16 Sonoma State 3-8 939.66 414 Southwest NorCal DI 1127.37 -187.7 -0.17
197 25 Arizona-B 5-8 914.92 389 Southwest Southwest Dev 1096.31 -181.39 -0.17
200 22 Nevada-Reno 4-8 883.18 405 Southwest NorCal DI 957.71 -74.52 -0.08
242 15 California-Davis-B 2-9 510.9 407 Southwest Southwest Dev 693.59 -182.68 -0.26
249 16 California-B 1-10 424.8 402 Southwest Southwest Dev 850.44 -425.63 -0.5
265 13 Cal Poly-SLO-B 0-6 20.41 407 Southwest Southwest Dev 510.9 -490.48 -0.96

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.