First Official USAU Club Rankings Released

They look about how we expected.

The first iteration of the official USA Ultimate Club Division rankings was released this afternoon. Relative to our projections, these rankings are quite similar, though not exactly the same (with two notable bid allocation differences). Here are the top 20 teams in each division and the implied bid allocation.

Men’s Division

Men's USAU Club Rankings - August 3, 2016

Implied Bid Allocation

Great Lakes: 2 bids
Mid-Atlantic: 2 bids
Northeast: 3 bids
Northwest: 2 bids
North Central: 2 bids
South Central: 2 bids
Southeast: 2 bids
Southwest: 1 bid

Discussion

The top 16 here are the same as our projected top 16, though some teams are slotted a position or two higher or lower than we projected. As with all of the errors, this is likely due to score changes, missing scores, or invalidated scores, which can cause a cascading effect throughout the rankings at the margin.

Mixed Division

Mixed USAU Club Rankings - August 3, 2016

Implied Bid Allocation

Great Lakes: 1 bid
Mid-Atlantic: 3 bids
Northeast: 2 bids
Northwest: 3 bids
North Central: 2 bids
South Central: 3 bids
Southeast: 1 bid
Southwest: 1 bid

Discussion

Fifteen of the top 16 teams remain the same as our projections, but Pegasus lands in the 16 spot instead of NOISE. That moves a bid from the North Central to the Northwest. The margin between the two teams is just 11 points.

Women’s Division

Women's USAU Club Rankings - August 3, 2016

Implied Bid Allocation

Great Lakes: 1 bid
Mid-Atlantic: 2 bids
Northeast: 2 bids
Northwest: 3 bids
North Central: 1 bid
South Central: 2 bids
Southeast: 2 bids
Southwest: 3 bids

Discussion

As in Mixed, 15 of the top 16 teams remain the same as in our projections. However, Green Means Go gets the #16 spot in the official rankings, bumping Bent down to #17. That sends a bid from the Northeast to the Mid-Atlantic. Again, the margin is very small: just 11 points separate the two teams at the bubble.

  1. Charlie Eisenhood
    Charlie Eisenhood

    Charlie Eisenhood is the editor-in-chief of Ultiworld. You can reach him by email (charlie@ultiworld.com) or on Twitter (@ceisenhood).

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