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
1DavidsonDAVSouthern25-8481836468
2CharlestonCHLSSouthern19-12150220144118
3Western CarolinaWCUSouthern17-18197235226225
4ChattanoogaCHATSouthern11-21203229303310
5WoffordWOFSouthern19-14207257173179
6FurmanFURSouthern15-16227301224232
7Georgia SouthernGASOSouthern15-15229290204203
8ElonELONSouthern15-16230200209228
9Appalachian StateAPPSouthern13-18246273252257
10SamfordSAMSouthern11-19272275278271
11UNC GreensboroUNCGSouthern13-19287139235240
12The CitadelCITSouthern6-24314293309325

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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