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
1DavidsonDAVSouthern26-8442197062
2CharlestonCHLSSouthern24-11151261123125
3ElonELONSouthern21-12176308168178
4WoffordWOFSouthern13-19227212263249
5Western CarolinaWCUSouthern14-19229216266247
6Appalachian StateAPPSouthern15-16255300246267
7Georgia SouthernGASOSouthern14-19284270267264
8UNC GreensboroUNCGSouthern9-22287330322328
9SamfordSAMSouthern11-21294197319293
10ChattanoogaCHATSouthern13-19296325289291
11The CitadelCITSouthern8-22334319322330
12FurmanFURSouthern7-24338324322343

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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