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
Villanova
34-5
SOS Leader
Virginia
29-8
SOR Leader
Kansas
33-5
NCAAM RPI Leader
Kansas
33-5
RKTEAMCONFW-LBPI RKSOS RKSOR RKRPI RK
1VillanovaVILLBig East34-512734
2North CarolinaUNCACC33-621125
3Michigan StateMSUBig Ten29-6353711
4VirginiaUVAACC29-84143
5KansasKUBig 1233-551011
6LouisvilleLOUACC23-86281217
7West VirginiaWVUBig 1226-97131012
8KentuckyUKSEC27-98411510
9PurduePURBig Ten26-99371615
10IndianaINDBig Ten27-810591424
11DukeDUKEACC25-111181319
12SMUSMUAmerican25-512861813
13OklahomaOKLABig 1229-813256
14ArizonaARIZPac-1225-914783526
15Wichita StateWICHMVC26-9151035250
16XavierXAVBig East28-6165587
17VanderbiltVANSEC19-1417366260
18UConnCONNAmerican25-1118512935
19MiamiMIAACC27-819568
20MarylandMDBig Ten27-920351114
21Texas A&MTA&MSEC28-921562018
22OregonOREPac-1231-7226092
23CincinnatiCINAmerican22-1123684845
24IowaIOWABig Ten22-1124192428
25Iowa StateISUBig 1223-122572223

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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