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
1MercerMERASUN27-9702187983
2South Carolina UpstateSCUSASUN19-15155251197166
3Florida Gulf CoastFGCUASUN22-13187295171153
4East Tennessee StateETSUASUN19-16240348245208
5North FloridaUNFASUN16-16245144200188
6LipscombLIPASUN15-15274260218207
7Northern KentuckyNKUASUN9-21297267309310
8JacksonvilleJUASUN12-18298234270282
9Kennesaw StateKENNASUN6-25336266325324
10StetsonSTETASUN7-24339285325332

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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