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
1IndianaINDBig Ten29-731467
2MichiganMICHBig Ten31-883217
3Ohio StateOSUBig Ten29-8911411
4WisconsinWISBig Ten23-121011831
5Michigan StateMSUBig Ten27-916278
6MinnesotaMINNBig Ten21-131753333
7IowaIOWABig Ten25-1342263678
8IllinoisILLBig Ten23-135372539
9PurduePURBig Ten16-187829106132
10NorthwesternNWBig Ten13-1912915120168
11Penn StatePSUBig Ten10-211608147184
12NebraskaNEBBig Ten15-18161108698

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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