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
1PittsburghPITTBig East28-643097
2SyracuseSYRBig East27-812271517
3Notre DameNDBig East27-71420812
4LouisvilleLOUBig East25-1015251718
5West VirginiaWVUBig East21-121851916
6VillanovaVILLBig East21-1222334323
7UConnCONNBig East32-9251315
8GeorgetownGTWNBig East21-11266186
9MarquetteMARQBig East22-153083554
10CincinnatiCINBig East26-931522031
11St. John'sSJUBig East21-1253112221
12Seton HallHALLBig East13-1860139394
13RutgersRUTGBig East15-17953196117
14ProvidencePROVBig East15-1710248115138
15South FloridaUSFBig East10-2314015149160
16DePaulDEPBig East7-2425428224217

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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