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
1ValparaisoVALPHorizon28-6802875350
2Green BayGBHorizon24-9811336356
3Cleveland StCLEVHorizon19-15109145154130
4OaklandOAKHorizon16-17184108174158
5Detroit MercyDETHorizon15-18190147212203
6Wright StWRSTHorizon11-20248182275258
7MilwaukeeMILWHorizon14-16261143196208
8Youngstown StYSUHorizon11-21280210291289
9UICUICHorizon10-24302177309298

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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