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
1UT-ArlingtonUTASun Belt24-99124594111
2LamarLAMSouthland23-1299215135108
3UTSAUTSAC-USA18-14147292178194
4Stephen F. AustinSFASouthland20-12152329174205
5McNeese StMCNSSouthland17-16218241195175
6Northwestern StNWSTSouthland16-16232223217217
7Texas StateTXSTSun Belt13-17243332274290
8Sam Houston StSHSUSouthland13-19284238263272
9SE LouisianaSELASouthland12-17293328286318
10Texas A&M-CCAMCCSouthland6-24309233317320
11Nicholls StNICHSouthland10-20330211293300
12Central ArkansasCARKSouthland8-21335305317322

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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