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
1North Dakota StNDSUSummit26-7431435336
2DenverDENSummit16-15135134156140
3Fort WayneIPFWSummit25-11146255118120
4South Dakota StSDSTSummit19-13156202143142
5OmahaUNOMSummit17-15177185181214
6South DakotaSDAKSummit12-18249177238258
7Western IllinoisWIUSummit10-20256221282291
8IUPUIIUPUSummit6-26316203325321

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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