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
1Ohio StateOSUBig Ten34-312412
2PurduePURBig Ten26-8616119
3WisconsinWISBig Ten25-98101314
4IllinoisILLBig Ten20-142132843
5Michigan StateMSUBig Ten19-154443838
6MichiganMICHBig Ten21-144972963
7NorthwesternNWBig Ten20-1451235090
8MinnesotaMINNBig Ten17-1457195748
9Penn StatePSUBig Ten19-156223646
10IndianaINDBig Ten12-207818125155
11IowaIOWABig Ten11-209117126153

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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