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
Duke
9-1
SOS Leader
Texas Southern
4-6
SOR Leader
Michigan
10-0
NCAAM RPI Leader
Duke
9-1
RKTEAMCONFW-LBPI RKSOS RKSOR RKRPI RK
1DukeDUKEACC9-11407--
2VirginiaUVAACC9-021435--
3North CarolinaUNCACC7-236329--
4GonzagaGONZWCC9-14346--
5Virginia TechVTACC8-1518824--
6Michigan StateMSUBig Ten8-261013--
7AuburnAUBSEC8-1713719--
8KansasKUBig 128-08182--
9NevadaNEVMW10-091183--
10MichiganMICHBig Ten10-010311--
11TennesseeTENNSEC7-1115315--
12WisconsinWISBig Ten9-2121110--
13NC StateNCSTACC8-11328736--
14Texas TechTTUBig 129-01430912--
15Ohio StateOSUBig Ten8-1157916--
16VillanovaVILLBig East8-3169962--
17KentuckyUKSEC7-21718374--
18NebraskaNEBBig Ten8-2187428--
19Iowa StateISUBig 128-21919155--
20Florida StateFSUACC8-1207217--
21PurduePURBig Ten6-421356--
22BuffaloBUFFMAC E9-0221164--
23CincinnatiCINAmerican9-12324326--
24FloridaFLASEC5-4242091--
25ButlerBUTBig East7-22515858--

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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