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
1South Dakota StSDSTSummit24-119421111193
2North Dakota StNDSUSummit23-1018823610598
3Oral RobertsORUSummit19-15194265188164
4Fort WayneIPFWSummit16-15196257211215
5DenverDENSummit12-18205276269232
6South DakotaSDAKSummit17-16210288214213
7OmahaUNOMSummit12-17262327273300
8IUPUIIUPUSummit10-21291154283260
9Western IllinoisWIUSummit8-20324268306328

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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