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
1Ohio StateOSUBig Ten31-81247
2Michigan StateMSUBig Ten29-84153
3WisconsinWISBig Ten26-10661222
4IndianaINDBig Ten27-910111117
5PurduePURBig Ten22-132273044
6MichiganMICHBig Ten24-102931414
7MinnesotaMINNBig Ten23-1550214189
8NorthwesternNWBig Ten19-1465145360
9IllinoisILLBig Ten17-1576136691
10IowaIOWABig Ten18-171021781130
11NebraskaNEBBig Ten12-181469121151
12Penn StatePSUBig Ten12-2016312146159

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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