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
1OaklandOAKSummit25-1069965571
2South Dakota StSDSTSummit19-12125288158182
3Oral RobertsORUSummit19-16139160150143
4IUPUIIUPUSummit19-14143127130122
5North Dakota StNDSUSummit14-15164268215233
6Fort WayneIPFWSummit18-12167200145177
7UMKCUMKCSummit16-14283210191196
8Southern UtahSUUSummit11-19305262286252
9Western IllinoisWIUSummit7-23326285312332
10CentenaryCENTSummit1-29345248322340

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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