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.

SOR Leader
Virginia
16-0
Most Quality Wins
Kansas
15-2
SOS Leader
Penn State
7-10
Non-Conf SOS Leader
Texas Southern
7-9
RKTEAMCONFW-LSOR RKSeedSOR S-CurveQual W-LSOS RKNon-Conf SOS RK
1VirginiaUVAACC16-01115-032146
2MichiganMICHBig Ten17-02126-069197
3KansasKUBig 1215-23139-135
4Michigan StateMSUBig Ten15-24146-2828
5TennesseeTENNSEC15-15253-14487
6Texas TechTTUBig 1215-16264-174203
7DukeDUKEACC14-27276-21215
8GonzagaGONZWCC16-28283-24636
9BuffaloBUFFMAC E16-19392-111676
10NevadaNEVMW17-1103100-0125157
11OklahomaOKLABig 1213-3113115-3613
12MarquetteMARQBig East15-3123125-32870
13IowaIOWABig Ten14-3134135-324291
14Virginia TechVTACC14-2144141-183201
15MarylandMDBig Ten15-3154153-238232
16HoustonHOUAmerican16-1164162-0228269
17North CarolinaUNCACC13-4175173-41012
18Mississippi StateMSSTSEC13-3185185-13451
19KentuckyUKSEC13-3195192-15056
20Florida StateFSUACC13-4205203-323129
21Ole MissMISSSEC13-3216213-364204
22NebraskaNEBBig Ten13-4226223-326151
23LSULSUSEC13-3236232-262114
24MinnesotaMINNBig Ten13-3246242-270287
25VillanovaVILLBig East13-4257253-22747

Glossary

  • 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.
  • Seed: Seed in the NCAA Tournament.
  • SOR S-Curve: A team's spot on the NCAA Tournament S-Curve based on current SOR.
  • Qual W-L: Number of wins and losses against current top 50 BPI 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.
  • Non-Conf SOS RK: SOS rank for non-conference games to date among all Division I teams.

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