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
North Carolina
5-0
SOS Leader
Texas Southern
1-4
SOR Leader
Furman
5-0
NCAAM RPI Leader
North Carolina
5-0
RKTEAMCONFW-LBPI RKSOS RKSOR RKRPI RK
1WisconsinWISBig Ten3-0723119--
2Michigan StateMSUBig Ten3-1813097--
3IndianaINDBig Ten3-12016379--
4NorthwesternNWBig Ten3-02433883--
5Ohio StateOSUBig Ten4-025574--
6IowaIOWABig Ten4-02715410--
7MichiganMICHBig Ten5-029972--
8PurduePURBig Ten4-13210329--
9NebraskaNEBBig Ten3-04030255--
10MarylandMDBig Ten5-04830931--
11Penn StatePSUBig Ten2-149161129--
12MinnesotaMINNBig Ten3-05023925--
13IllinoisILLBig Ten1-186261197--
14RutgersRUTGBig Ten2-1125228147--

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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