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
1KansasKUBig 1232-77436
2MissouriMIZBig 1230-5853810
3BaylorBAYBig 1230-817879
4Kansas StateKSUBig 1222-1126262946
5TexasTEXBig 1220-1430154748
6Iowa StateISUBig 1223-1137393133
7OklahomaOKLABig 1215-1610541106136
8Oklahoma StateOKSTBig 1215-181101098121
9Texas A&MTA&MBig 1214-1812636133165
10Texas TechTTUBig 128-2325744220234

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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