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
Florida
29-8
SOS Leader
Wisconsin
23-12
SOR Leader
Louisville
35-5
NCAAM RPI Leader
Duke
30-6
RKTEAMCONFW-LBPI RKSOS RKSOR RKRPI RK
1AkronAKRMAC E26-7541585047
2OhioOHIOMAC E24-10671497868
3Kent StateKENTMAC E21-14142198138133
4Western MichiganWMUMAC W22-13146176128131
5ToledoTOLMAC W15-13183214185195
6BuffaloBUFFMAC E14-20208206235225
7Bowling GreenBGSUMAC E13-19222224258274
8Ball StateBALLMAC W15-15251258209236
9Miami (OH)M-OHMAC E9-22264135274261
10Eastern MichiganEMUMAC W16-18272201233241
11Central MichiganCMUMAC W11-20277208270268
12Northern IllinoisNIUMAC W5-25321276308331

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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