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 State
29-8
SOR Leader
Kentucky
38-2
NCAAM RPI Leader
Syracuse
34-3
RKTEAMCONFW-LBPI RKSOS RKSOR RKRPI RK
1OhioOHIOMAC E29-8621323950
2AkronAKRMAC E22-12741088057
3BuffaloBUFFMAC E20-11811229177
4Kent StateKENTMAC E21-12118167111104
5Bowling GreenBGSUMAC E16-16123142167158
6Western MichiganWMUMAC W14-20174119210208
7Ball StateBALLMAC W15-15175299219256
8ToledoTOLMAC W19-17186330233248
9Miami (OH)M-OHMAC E9-2120198244247
10Central MichiganCMUMAC W11-21262168269280
11Eastern MichiganEMUMAC W14-18279151214246
12Northern IllinoisNIUMAC W5-26334254311334

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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