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
1South Dakota StateSDSTSummit27-8662557452
2Oral RobertsORUSummit27-7862365955
3North Dakota StateNDSUSummit17-14129294189181
4OaklandOAKSummit20-16173169162142
5Western IllinoisWIUSummit18-15215216177153
6IUPUIIUPUSummit14-18217222246210
7Southern UtahSUUSummit14-17266286248231
8Purdue Fort WaynePFWSummit11-19294234280278
9South DakotaSDAKSummit10-18296298285291
10UMKCUMKCSummit10-21302187295266

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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