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
Kentucky
38-1
SOS Leader
North Carolina
26-12
SOR Leader
Kentucky
38-1
NCAAM RPI Leader
Kentucky
38-1
RKTEAMCONFW-LBPI RKSOS RKSOR RKRPI RK
1Stephen F. AustinSFASouthland29-5442353735
2Sam Houston StateSHSUSouthland26-97032210482
3Incarnate WordUIWSouthland18-11218312161159
4Texas A&M-CCAMCCSouthland20-14224316201206
5Northwestern StateNWSTSouthland19-13249217171162
6LamarLAMSouthland15-15278225234224
7Houston BaptistHBSouthland12-16285323278288
8SE LouisianaSELASouthland9-23304243332329
9New OrleansUNOSouthland11-18310262299324
10McNeeseMCNSouthland15-16312303265279
11Abilene ChristianACUSouthland10-21328337321327
12NichollsNICHSouthland10-19331254337322
13Central ArkansasUCASouthland2-27348326327349

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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