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
Villanova
36-4
SOS Leader
North Carolina
26-11
SOR Leader
Villanova
36-4
NCAAM RPI Leader
Virginia
31-3
RKTEAMCONFW-LBPI RKSOS RKSOR RKRPI RK
1Loyola (Chi)L-ILMVC32-6431192422
2Missouri StMOSUMVC18-15118184165132
3Northern IowaUNIMVC16-1613192143134
4BradleyBRADMVC20-1313415212499
5ValparaisoVALPMVC15-17151156194212
6Southern IllinoisSIUMVC20-13157135115108
7Illinois StILSTMVC18-1515910111880
8EvansvilleEVANMVC17-15164154162146
9DrakeDRKEMVC17-17180128166166
10Indiana StINSTMVC13-18183127200182

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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