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
1Middle TennesseeMTSUSun Belt27-7551664256
2DenverDENSun Belt22-98229610793
3North TexasUNTSun Belt18-14162291184199
4LouisianaULSun Belt16-16185226197187
5Little RockUALRSun Belt15-16206182198178
6Arkansas StateARSTSun Belt14-20208140238223
7Florida AtlanticFAUSun Belt11-19220129231204
8South AlabamaSALASun Belt17-12234256160169
9Western KentuckyWKUSun Belt16-19238161208189
10Florida InternationalFIUSun Belt8-21260177287252
11TroyTROYSun Belt10-18269213257262
12UL MonroeULMSun Belt3-26325188317316

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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