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.

SOR Leader
Kentucky
38-1
Most Quality Wins
Kentucky
38-1
SOS Leader
North Carolina
26-12
Non-Conf SOS Leader
Texas Southern
22-13
RKTEAMCONFW-LSOR RKSeedSOR S-CurveQual W-LSOS RKNon-Conf SOS RK
1KentuckyUKSEC38-111116-14010
2WisconsinWISBig Ten36-321216-2106
3DukeDUKEACC34-431314-448
4VirginiaUVAACC30-441410-42735
5Notre DameNDACC32-652512-52019
6VillanovaVILLBig East33-362614-25578
7KansasKUBig 1227-972714-723
8GonzagaGONZWCC35-38286-39642
9ArizonaARIZPac-1234-49395-17655
10MarylandMDBig Ten28-7103109-72831
11LouisvilleLOUACC27-9113119-9516
12North CarolinaUNCACC26-121231210-1112
13Michigan StateMSUBig Ten27-121341312-1034
14Iowa StateISUBig 1225-91441413-5936
15Northern IowaUNIMVC31-4154154-310465
16West VirginiaWVUBig 1225-10164167-91564
17Wichita StateWICHMVC30-5175173-39841
18OklahomaOKLABig 1224-111851811-7721
19BaylorBAYBig 1224-10195198-81352
20ArkansasARKSEC27-9205205-65939
21GeorgetownGTWNBig East22-11216216-111714
22Ohio StateOSUBig Ten24-11226227-103459
23ButlerBUTBig East23-11236237-102520
24VCUVCUA 1026-10246247-8547
25IowaIOWABig Ten22-12257258-101127

Glossary

  • 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.
  • Seed: Seed in the NCAA Tournament.
  • SOR S-Curve: A team's spot on the NCAA Tournament S-Curve based on current SOR.
  • Qual W-L: Number of wins and losses against current top 50 BPI 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.
  • Non-Conf SOS RK: SOS rank for non-conference games to date among all Division I teams.

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