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
1Wichita StWICHMVC26-9151035250
2Northern IowaUNIMVC23-1379918173
3EvansvilleEVANMVC25-9901688493
4Southern IllinoisSIUMVC22-10133222109137
5Illinois StILSTMVC18-14135107128112
6Indiana StINSTMVC15-17184130176173
7Loyola (Chi)L-ILMVC15-17199133187237
8DrakeDRKEMVC7-24249162325323
9Missouri StMOSUMVC13-19256113207238
10BradleyBRADMVC5-27330100331305

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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