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
Duke
35-5
Most Quality Wins
Duke
35-5
SOS Leader
West Virginia
31-7
Non-Conf SOS Leader
Butler
33-5
RKTEAMCONFW-LSOR RKSeedSOR S-CurveQual W-LSOS RKNon-Conf SOS RK
1OaklandOAKSummit26-96313490-613821
2IUPUIIUPUSummit25-11101--1130-2216140
3Oral RobertsORUSummit20-13126--1322-116245
4Purdue Fort WaynePFWSummit16-15211--2120-2222154
5South Dakota StateSDSTSummit14-16223--2240-2234174
6Western IllinoisWIUSummit13-17256--2570-1285293
7North Dakota StateNDSUSummit11-18264--2650-0280278
8UMKCUMKCSummit12-18270--2710-1275280
9CentenaryCENTSummit8-21313--3150-3202117
10Southern UtahSUUSummit7-22327--3370-2253221

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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