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
1Norfolk StNORFMEAC17-17250269244221
2HamptonHAMPMEAC21-11264279162160
3South Carolina StSCSTMEAC19-15272313225205
4North Carolina CentralNCCUMEAC13-19296344319318
5Bethune-CookmanCOOKMEAC14-18300320292293
6Morgan StMORGMEAC9-22316305301328
7Maryland-Eastern ShoreUMESMEAC10-22321174331309
8HowardHOWMEAC12-20328342331331
9Savannah StSAVMEAC16-16337322276278
10Coppin StCOPPMEAC9-22339194331327
11North Carolina A&TNCATMEAC10-22341321331341
12Delaware StDSUMEAC7-25348268312345
13Florida A&MFAMUMEAC8-21350350331350

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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