Ratings for Fall 2018 are posted.
There is one change from last year. Since we are still early in the season, I've cut the list down to 75 teams from 100. At the next update, it will return to 100. The reason for the change is that the actual rating of the 75th team right now will much more closely resemble the rating necessary to be in the top 100 later in the season. The fact that there are many teams that are currently excluded from the list for insufficient data means that other teams who will be *significantly* outside the top 100 end up getting listed. For perspective, the team that would be listed at 100 would actually be at 161 if there were no minimum round threshold.
I can see an argument that I should leave them in since it gives them some valuable recognition, but I also think there's an argument that it creates unrealistic expectations, misunderstanding and disappointment at the next update when they almost inevitably fall out of rankings - especially if they even improve their performance in the second semester.
Some reminders about the ratings:
For a sense of what the ratings number actually means: