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
24-3
SOS Leader
North Carolina
21-7
SOR Leader
Virginia
24-2
NCAAM RPI Leader
Virginia
24-2
RKTEAMCONFW-LBPI RKSOS RKSOR RKRPI RK
1VillanovaVILLBig East24-313443
2VirginiaUVAACC24-221311
3PurduePURBig Ten23-5333614
4CincinnatiCINAmerican23-34811110
5DukeDUKEACC21-552475
6Michigan StateMSUBig Ten26-3655315
7North CarolinaUNCACC21-77157
8KansasKUBig 1221-681599
9Texas TechTTUBig 1222-5949811
10West VirginiaWVUBig 1219-810261831
11GonzagaGONZWCC25-4111171541
12Wichita StateWICHAmerican20-512832619
13XavierXAVBig East24-4131822
14AuburnAUBSEC23-41462124
15ClemsonCLEMACC20-51540106
16Ohio StateOSUBig Ten22-616461320
17TennesseeTENNSEC19-71761412
18CreightonCREIBig East19-818533324
19TCUTCUBig 1218-919162326
20Saint Mary'sSMCWCC25-4202244137
21NevadaNEVMW23-5211012713
22ArizonaARIZPac-1221-622682116
23Rhode IslandURIA 1021-42387168
24MichiganMICHBig Ten21-724591738
25Penn StatePSUBig Ten19-925696073

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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