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
Gonzaga
26-2
SOS Leader
Kansas
20-6
SOR Leader
Virginia
23-2
NCAAM RPI Leader
Gonzaga
26-2
RKTEAMCONFW-LBPI RKSOS RKSOR RKRPI RK
1Michigan StateMSUBig Ten22-54127--
2MichiganMICHBig Ten23-39365--
3PurduePURBig Ten19-711311--
4WisconsinWISBig Ten18-813519--
5MarylandMDBig Ten20-7221616--
6IowaIOWABig Ten20-6312817--
7Ohio StateOSUBig Ten17-9342933--
8NebraskaNEBBig Ten15-12351758--
9IndianaINDBig Ten13-1348861--
10Penn StatePSUBig Ten10-1659292--
11MinnesotaMINNBig Ten17-9603134--
12NorthwesternNWBig Ten12-147026102--
13IllinoisILLBig Ten10-1675497--
14RutgersRUTGBig Ten12-14941582--

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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