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
1SMUSMUAmerican27-735912613
2CincinnatiCINAmerican23-1145804641
3UConnCONNAmerican20-1558758970
4TempleTEMAmerican26-1163884734
5MemphisMEMAmerican18-14719011086
6TulsaTLSAAmerican23-111021096947
7TulaneTULNAmerican15-16200138187212
8East CarolinaECUAmerican14-19207118226220
9HoustonHOUAmerican13-19213120235239
10UCFUCFAmerican12-18269137229256
11South FloridaUSFAmerican9-23279102272273

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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