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
Wichita State
2-0
SOS Leader
Gardner-Webb
0-3
SOR Leader
Minnesota
3-0
NCAAM RPI Leader
Wichita State
2-0
RKTEAMCONFW-LBPI RKSOS RKSOR RKRPI RK
1Wichita StateWICHAmerican2-0125259--
2KansasKUBig 122-0210710--
3VillanovaVILLBig East2-0328683--
4PurduePURBig Ten3-041455--
5CincinnatiCINAmerican3-0532898--
6Notre DameNDACC3-0618414--
7VirginiaUVAACC2-0726869--
8FloridaFLASEC2-0830392--
9ArizonaARIZPac-123-0929964--
10North CarolinaUNCACC2-01019828--
11TCUTCUBig 123-01125036--
12DukeDUKEACC3-0121052--
13XavierXAVBig East3-0131294--
14Michigan StateMSUBig Ten1-11495180--
15West VirginiaWVUBig 121-115126182--
16BaylorBAYBig 122-016315109--
17MiamiMIAACC3-01729763--
18Saint Mary'sSMCWCC3-01826447--
19MinnesotaMINNBig Ten3-0191041--
20Texas TechTTUBig 122-020324120--
21GonzagaGONZWCC2-021314108--
22Virginia TechVTACC2-122235167--
23ProvidencePROVBig East2-123186143--
24MarylandMDBig Ten3-02422224--
25KentuckyUKSEC2-1257962--

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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