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
Louisville
31-6
SOS Leader
Michigan
28-9
SOR Leader
Florida
36-3
NCAAM RPI Leader
Incarnate Word
21-6
RKTEAMCONFW-LBPI RKSOS RKSOR RKRPI RK
1ToledoTOLMAC W27-7931925938
2BuffaloBUFFMAC E19-10104238115106
3OhioOHIOMAC E25-1210920610885
4Western MichiganWMUMAC W23-101201648370
5Eastern MichiganEMUMAC W22-1512513213086
6AkronAKRMAC E21-1312714211494
7Kent StateKENTMAC E16-16163240195203
8Bowling GreenBGSUMAC E12-20186138242193
9Northern IllinoisNIUMAC W15-17217182211216
10Miami (OH)M-OHMAC E13-18227140209161
11Central MichiganCMUMAC W10-21251268295292
12Ball StateBALLMAC W5-25284123325308

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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