College Basketball Power Index

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The College Basketball Power Index (BPI) is a measure of team strength that is meant to be the best predictor of performance going forward. BPI represents how many points above or below average a team is. Strength of Record (SOR) is a measure of team accomplishment based on how difficult a team's W-L record is to achieve. Game predictions account for opponent strength, pace of play, site, travel distance, day's rest and altitude, and are used to simulate the season 10,000 times to produce season projections. Numbers update daily.

BPI Leader
Duke
9-1
SOS Leader
Texas Southern
4-6
SOR Leader
Michigan
11-0
NCAAM RPI Leader
Duke
9-1
RKTEAMCONFW-LBPI RKSOS RKSOR RKRPI RK
1DukeDUKEACC9-11397--
2VirginiaUVAACC9-021555--
3North CarolinaUNCACC8-233422--
4Virginia TechVTACC9-1417323--
5GonzagaGONZWCC9-2588--
6Michigan StateMSUBig Ten8-26614--
7Texas TechTTUBig 1210-0731813--
8TennesseeTENNSEC8-185512--
9KansasKUBig 129-09132--
10WisconsinWISBig Ten9-2101011--
11AuburnAUBSEC9-11116421--
12MichiganMICHBig Ten11-012501--
13NevadaNEVMW11-0131353--
14NC StateNCSTACC9-11424728--
15KentuckyUKSEC8-21522261--
16VillanovaVILLBig East8-4164864--
17NebraskaNEBBig Ten8-2177730--
18Iowa StateISUBig 129-21820442--
19Florida StateFSUACC8-1197519--
20Ohio StateOSUBig Ten9-12011118--
21Mississippi StateMSSTSEC9-1218015--
22BuffaloBUFFMAC E10-0221364--
23FloridaFLASEC5-4231991--
24CincinnatiCINAmerican9-22414333--
25PurduePURBig Ten6-525373--

Glossary

  • BPI RK: Rank in the Basketball Power Index (BPI) among all Division I teams.
  • SOS RK: Strength of Schedule (SOS) rank among all Division I teams based on how a typical 25th ranked team would do against each team's schedule to date. SOS accounts for the game location, day's rest, travel distance, and high altitude in addition to opponent strength.
  • SOR RK: Rank of Strength of Record (SOR) among all Division I teams. SOR reflects the chance a typical 25th ranked team would have team's record or better, given the schedule on a 0 to 100 scale, where 100 is best.
  • RPI RK: Team's rank in official NCAA Ratings Percentage Index (RPI).

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