Club Men's USAU Rankings

2017-18 Season

Updated July 13 at 2:00pm PDT

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Rank Change Team Record Rating Change Region SoS Contrib Score Contrib Score % of Sos
18 PoNY NE 1 2-4 1618.55 Northeast 1684.26 -65.71 -0.04
43 Big Wrench 5-1 1213.95 Northeast 781.06 432.89 0.55
55 Colt 5-2 1055.05 Northeast 795.67 259.39 0.33
76 Blueprint 4-3 902.49 Northeast 946.3 -43.81 -0.05
84 Shade 3-3 801.11 Northeast 815.74 -14.63 -0.02
91 Pesterbug 2-3 765.74 Northeast 722.27 43.48 0.06
104 Deathsquad 7-4 635.59 Northeast 496.17 139.42 0.28
113 Westchester Magma Bears 5-6 526.35 Northeast 627.08 -100.73 -0.16
115 Somerville BAG 2-3 508.89 Northeast 414.78 94.11 0.23
116 Red Tide 7-4 502.24 Northeast 414.59 87.65 0.21
123 Bruises 1-10 391.59 Northeast 669.56 -277.96 -0.42
124 Club M - Magma 4-3 378.66 Northeast 424.92 -46.26 -0.11

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.