College Women's USAU Rankings (SW)

2023-24 Season

Data updated through February 20 at 7:30am PST

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Division I // Division III
Rank    Change Team                                                 Record Rating Change Region Conference Div   SoS PDC %
7 2 Stanford SW 1 10-4 1979.81 413 Southwest NorCal DI D-I 1705.84 273.97 0.16
12 1 California-Santa Barbara SW 2 11-5 1788.77 266 Southwest SoCal DI D-I 1640.76 148.01 0.09
15 California-Santa Cruz SW 3 3-4 1714.17 310 Southwest NorCal DI D-I 1839.88 -125.71 -0.07
30 15 California-San Diego 6-8 1480.57 685 Southwest SoCal DI D-I 1674.81 -194.24 -0.12
31 8 California-Davis 7-8 1473.39 232 Southwest NorCal DI D-I 1488.39 -15.01 -0.01
34 UCLA 7-7 1419.29 355 Southwest SoCal DI D-I 1380.16 39.12 0.03
39 11 Cal Poly-SLO 10-8 1310.85 138 Southwest SoCal DI D-I 1305.5 5.35 0
46 4 California 5-9 1154.75 483 Southwest NorCal DI D-I 1297.31 -142.56 -0.11
51 Southern California 4-6 1025.73 294 Southwest SoCal DI D-I 1143.5 -117.78 -0.1
60 11 California-San Diego-B 4-8 845.58 168 Southwest Southwest Dev Dev 966.47 -120.88 -0.13
66 40 Arizona 6-1 743.27 478 Southwest Desert DI D-I 602.27 141 0.23
70 16 Claremont 3-7 686.01 156 Southwest SoCal DI D-III 945.67 -259.66 -0.27
73 41 San Diego State 10-3 666.92 455 Southwest SoCal DI D-I 527.57 139.34 0.26
74 43 Northern Arizona 3-3 659.88 482 Southwest Desert DI D-I 600.88 59.01 0.1
75 Santa Clara 7-2 599.97 76 Southwest NorCal DI D-I 357.48 242.48 0.68
78 Nevada-Reno 5-1 572.01 Southwest NorCal DI D-I 282.4 289.6 1.03
81 California-Irvine 3-3 545.11 Southwest SoCal DI D-I 340.74 204.37 0.6
88 45 Arizona State 2-4 366.95 484 Southwest Desert DI D-I 519.66 -152.71 -0.29
93 Cal Poly-SLO-B 2-7 106.33 4 Southwest ? 386.15 -279.83 -0.72
94 California-B 3-6 103.93 28 Southwest NorCal Dev Dev 203.4 -99.47 -0.49
95 Occidental 2-4 102.93 Southwest SoCal DI D-III 350.03 -247.1 -0.71
- UCLA-B 0-3 -0.04 19 Southwest Southwest Dev Dev 599.97 -600 -1
- Stanford-B 1-2 -1.45 134 Southwest ? -601.36 600 -1
101 40 Arizona-B 0-6 -159.18 498 Southwest Southwest Dev Dev 413.76 -572.94 -1.38
106 California-Davis-B 0-6 -318.56 Southwest Southwest Dev Dev 219.96 -538.52 -2.45

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.