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
35-5
SOS Leader
West Virginia
31-7
SOR Leader
Duke
35-5
NCAAM RPI Leader
Duke
35-5
RKTEAMCONFW-LBPI RKSOS RKSOR RKRPI RK
1SyracuseSYRBig East30-53345--
2West VirginiaWVUBig East31-7514--
3VillanovaVILLBig East25-8101511--
4GeorgetownGTWNBig East23-1113416--
5MarquetteMARQBig East22-12241029--
6PittsburghPITTBig East25-9264420--
7LouisvilleLOUBig East20-13273550--
8UConnCONNBig East18-16441467--
9Notre DameNDBig East23-12535344--
10Seton HallHALLBig East19-13584757--
11St. John'SSJUBig East17-1665866--
12CincinnatiCINBig East19-16671160--
13ProvidencePROVBig East12-198013117--
14South FloridaUSFBig East20-13935862--
15RutgersRUTGBig East15-1717756107--
16DePaulDEPBig East8-2318718202--

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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