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
1WisconsinWISBig Ten36-331022
2Ohio StateOSUBig Ten24-119342239
3Michigan StateMSUBig Ten27-121631322
4IowaIOWABig Ten22-1221112543
5MarylandMDBig Ten28-726281012
6PurduePURBig Ten21-1334303853
7IllinoisILLBig Ten19-1436435572
8IndianaINDBig Ten20-1437334158
9MinnesotaMINNBig Ten18-15473765100
10MichiganMICHBig Ten16-1661126681
11Penn StatePSUBig Ten18-16785282106
12NorthwesternNWBig Ten15-171083190124
13NebraskaNEBBig Ten13-1811132112153
14RutgersRUTGBig Ten10-2219923152177

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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