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
1BelmontBELASUN27-8231605566
2MercerMERASUN27-1111216384135
3East Tennessee StateETSUASUN17-14149186164180
4South Carolina UpstateSCUSASUN21-13161184137141
5Florida Gulf CoastFGCUASUN15-17196156192207
6North FloridaUNFASUN16-16198111163174
7LipscombLIPASUN13-18221135213224
8JacksonvilleJUASUN8-22249101270265
9StetsonSTETASUN9-20261128259267
10Kennesaw StateKENNASUN3-28327116317331

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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