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
1SouthernSOUSWAC19-13142217194174
2Texas SouthernTXSOSWAC19-15234344251245
3Jackson StJKSTSWAC11-20285287305294
4Alabama StALSTSWAC19-13293350254256
5Alabama A&MAAMUSWAC14-16308340284269
6Alcorn StALCNSWAC12-19319313322314
7Arkansas-Pine BluffARPBSWAC13-18326193271265
8Prairie ViewPVSWAC11-23332222325300
9Miss Valley StMVSUSWAC9-23347296303342
10Grambling StGRAMSWAC5-24351338325347

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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