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
1Mississippi Valley StateMVSUSWAC21-13248176156149
2Texas SouthernTXSOSWAC15-18270205268235
3Prairie View A&MPVSWAC14-18305322317297
4Alabama StateALSTSWAC12-19320319306309
5SouthernSOUSWAC17-14321344265283
6Arkansas-Pine BluffUAPBSWAC11-22323277317305
7Jackson StateJKSTSWAC7-24326155317319
8Alcorn StateALCNSWAC10-22332341317335
9Alabama A&MAAMUSWAC7-21333338311342
10GramblingGRAMSWAC4-24344335317341

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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