D-III College Women's USAU Rankings

2017-18 Season

Data Updated Through October 24th at 10:30pm PST

AC 1 · GL 1 · ME 1 · NE 4 · NC 2 · NW 2 · OV 2 · SC 1 · SE 1 · SW 1

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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
24 10 Mount Holyoke NE 1 6-1 2161.04 567 New England South New England DIII 1881.93 279.12 0.15
29 19 Bates NE 2 9-0 2101.3 662 New England North New England DIII 1527.95 573.36 0.38
30 11 Williams NE 3 8-1 2101.18 544 New England South New England DIII 1804.81 296.38 0.16
50 20 Lehigh OV 1 10-4 1945.94 642 Ohio Valley Pennsylvania DIII 1816.96 128.99 0.07
58 5 Oberlin OV 2 9-2 1829.76 483 Ohio Valley Ohio DIII 1626.65 203.16 0.12
60 Rensselaer Polytech ME 1 5-2 1822.3 952 Metro East Eastern Metro East DIII 1606.48 215.83 0.13
67 6 Puget Sound NW 1 12-6 1768.81 413 Northwest Northwest DIII 1525.74 243.07 0.16
70 Amherst NE 4 5-2 1749.13 287 New England South New England DIII 1584.76 164.38 0.1
71 Bowdoin 4-3 1737.5 367 New England North New England DIII 1727.98 9.53 0.01
76 5 Pacific Lutheran NW 2 9-8 1692.71 412 Northwest Northwest DIII 1605.51 87.21 0.05
83 3 Brandeis 7-6 1619.62 488 New England Metro Boston DIII 1674.02 -54.39 -0.03
90 2 Georgia College SE 1 8-4 1562.37 444 Southeast Southern Appalachian DI 1475.27 87.12 0.06
92 12 John Brown SC 1 9-2 1550.61 387 South Central South Central DIII 1304.38 246.25 0.19
96 3 St Olaf NC 1 5-6 1526.06 447 North Central North Central DIII 1586.88 -60.8 -0.04
103 9 Claremont SW 1 5-7 1491.21 412 Southwest SoCal DI 1528.65 -37.43 -0.02
106 3 St Benedict NC 2 6-1 1471.97 480 North Central North Central DIII 1196.72 275.05 0.23
- Bentley 1-3 1404.34 568 New England Metro Boston DIII 1460.84 -56.5 -0.04
115 7 Wellesley 3-6 1401.98 547 New England Metro Boston DIII 1767.01 -365.02 -0.21
118 8 Lewis & Clark 10-7 1396.45 413 Northwest Northwest DIII 1357.31 39.14 0.03
122 3 Skidmore 4-7 1361.09 484 Metro East Eastern Metro East DIII 1528.04 -166.94 -0.11
124 10 Carleton College-Eclipse 11-9 1352.52 415 North Central North Central DIII 1317.45 35.12 0.03
126 9 Portland 8-11 1313.7 412 Northwest Northwest DIII 1399.37 -85.66 -0.06
141 11 North Georgia 4-9 1242.65 439 Southeast Southern Appalachian DI 1373.97 -131.31 -0.1
142 6 North Park GL 1 8-6 1238.37 473 Great Lakes Great Lakes DIII 1180.82 57.57 0.05
143 25 Truman State 6-6 1230.82 351 South Central South Central DIII 1187.5 43.35 0.04
- Dickinson 4-0 1221.42 404 Ohio Valley Pennsylvania DIII 645.8 575.68 0.89
156 11 Missouri S&T 6-8 1142.48 414 South Central South Central DIII 1073.59 68.75 0.06
160 3 Richmond AC 1 6-4 1129.56 490 Atlantic Coast Atlantic Coast DIII 1174.1 -44.52 -0.04
168 9 Luther 5-4 1059.36 440 North Central North Central DIII 1029 30.44 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
172 17 Swarthmore 8-6 1045.08 374 Ohio Valley Pennsylvania DIII 1011.54 33.53 0.03
175 9 Ithaca 5-6 1011.89 450 Metro East Western NY DIII 1100.61 -88.71 -0.08
176 18 Occidental 5-9 1010.03 378 Southwest SoCal DI 1074.26 -64.22 -0.06
179 14 Smith 2-6 1002.91 439 New England South New England DIII 1095.56 -92.64 -0.08
188 13 Mary Washington 5-6 942.86 458 Atlantic Coast Atlantic Coast DIII 1121 -178.13 -0.16
192 9 Ohio Wesleyan 6-6 931.92 476 Ohio Valley Ohio DIII 1002.43 -70.5 -0.07
193 25 Valparaiso 4-6 930.66 764 Great Lakes Great Lakes DIII 984.61 -54.04 -0.05
194 Haverford 0-7 927.87 118 Ohio Valley Pennsylvania DIII 1405.82 -477.92 -0.34
195 13 Messiah 1-6 927.06 454 Ohio Valley Pennsylvania DIII 1056.3 -129.23 -0.12
201 16 SUNY-Fredonia 4-6 880.95 471 Metro East Western NY DIII 896.67 -15.7 -0.02
205 11 Trinity 3-4 818.98 630 South Central South Central DIII 788.77 30.24 0.04
208 Rice 5-5 796.31 536 South Central South Central DIII 798.21 -1.88 0
211 12 Wheaton (Illinois) 4-7 787.2 481 Great Lakes Great Lakes DIII 897.58 -110.34 -0.12
214 22 Allegheny 5-6 781.28 425 Ohio Valley Pennsylvania DIII 737.68 43.67 0.06
218 16 Elon 1-10 744.95 462 Atlantic Coast Atlantic Coast DIII 1112.58 -367.63 -0.33
- SUNY Cortland 1-2 731.75 395 Metro East Western NY DIII 772.25 -40.48 -0.05
227 22 Rowan 3-6 683.87 409 Metro East Eastern Metro East DI 717.56 -33.69 -0.05
- Wooster 0-3 609.99 Ohio Valley Ohio DIII 1198.24 -589.19 -0.49
236 7 Drake 3-9 579.42 497 North Central North Central DIII 720.47 -140.26 -0.19
241 15 Haverford-B 3-3 523.28 402 Ohio Valley Pennsylvania DIII 512.84 10.45 0.02
244 22 College of New Jersey 0-9 504.24 365 Metro East Eastern Metro East DIII 889.33 -385.08 -0.43
250 12 Davidson 1-8 420.47 440 Atlantic Coast Atlantic Coast DIII 682.45 -261.99 -0.38
260 12 Oberlin-B 0-6 237.12 545 Ohio Valley Ohio DIII 725.66 -488.53 -0.67

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.