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
1Murray StMURROVC31-2562881523
2Tennessee StTNSTOVC20-13178197150109
3Austin PeayPEAYOVC12-20200130243190
4Morehead StMOREOVC18-15212295199168
5Tennessee TechTNTCOVC19-14213240168137
6Eastern KentuckyEKYOVC16-16239333247226
7SE Missouri StSEMOOVC15-16242326255249
8Jacksonville StJVSTOVC15-18265311266220
9Eastern IllinoisEIUOVC12-17291339288286
10SIU-EdwardsvilleSIUEOVC10-17313342298302
11Tenn-MartinUTMOVC4-27336237317326

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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