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
Ohio State
34-3
SOS Leader
UConn
32-9
SOR Leader
Ohio State
34-3
NCAAM RPI Leader
Kansas
35-3
RKTEAMCONFW-LBPI RKSOS RKSOR RKRPI RK
1HamptonHAMPMEAC24-9226342142193
2Morgan StateMORGMEAC17-14239307225224
3Bethune-CookmanBCUMEAC21-13269308198215
4Coppin StateCOPPMEAC16-14271276242256
5Delaware StateDSUMEAC9-21272228307287
6North Carolina A&TNCATMEAC15-17290265261241
7Norfolk StateNORFMEAC12-20294314302300
8Florida A&MFAMUMEAC12-20324332315315
9South Carolina StateSCSTMEAC10-22330339315342
10Maryland-Eastern ShoreUMESMEAC9-22338315322334
11HowardHOWMEAC6-24340333322328

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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