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
1DavidsonDAVSouthern20-13115153140132
2WoffordWOFSouthern20-13176225169156
3ElonELONSouthern18-14189259188163
4Western CarolinaWCUSouthern19-15225289210224
5ChattanoogaCHATSouthern18-15273329249248
6Georgia SouthernGASOSouthern15-19290349297302
7UNC GreensboroUNCGSouthern14-18304316288301
8Appalachian StAPPSouthern9-21324305325335
9SamfordSAMSouthern13-20329323325312
10The CitadelCITSouthern7-26345317309344
11FurmanFURSouthern9-21346343325337

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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