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
1AkronAKRMAC E26-9761788236
2ToledoTOLMAC W17-15118295190178
3BuffaloBUFFMAC E20-1513411113091
4OhioOHIOMAC E23-1213625512780
5Central MichiganCMUMAC W17-16140241192155
6Ball StateBALLMAC W21-14160296170180
7Northern IllinoisNIUMAC W21-13164262149136
8Eastern MichiganEMUMAC W18-15166149154115
9Kent StateKENTMAC E19-13167211147122
10Western MichiganWMUMAC W13-19196167229203
11Bowling GreenBGSUMAC E16-18239242217199
12Miami (OH)M-OHMAC E13-20258192239196

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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