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
31-8
SOS Leader
Michigan St
29-8
SOR Leader
Kentucky
38-2
NCAAM RPI Leader
Syracuse
34-3
RKTEAMCONFW-LBPI RKSOS RKSOR RKRPI RK
1MemphisMEMC-USA26-912663318
2Southern MissUSMC-USA25-9581154321
3MarshallMRSHC-USA21-1483566943
4TulsaTLSAC-USA17-1496124128119
5UCFUCFC-USA22-11121936554
6UABUABC-USA15-1613165131106
7UTEPUTEPC-USA15-1713296157145
8East CarolinaECUC-USA15-16137138171164
9RiceRICEC-USA19-16158148159170
10TulaneTULNC-USA15-16164202203239
11HoustonHOUC-USA15-15191196175213
12SMUSMUC-USA13-19199159221216

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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