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
1SyracuseSYRBig East34-333221
2MarquetteMARQBig East27-81431138
3GeorgetownGTWNBig East24-915241713
4LouisvilleLOUBig East30-10195912
5CincinnatiCINBig East26-1134282041
6West VirginiaWVUBig East19-1435305853
7UConnCONNBig East20-1439235032
8PittsburghPITTBig East22-1743548695
9Seton HallHALLBig East21-1352576361
10Notre DameNDBig East22-1253333838
11South FloridaUSFBig East22-1472374851
12VillanovaVILLBig East13-1910118122117
13RutgersRUTGBig East14-1812745132162
14ProvidencePROVBig East15-1713447116155
15St. John'sSJUBig East13-1916735143160
16DePaulDEPBig East12-1916859172196

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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