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
1Stephen F. AustinSFASouthland28-6462756871
2Texas A&M-CCAMCCSouthland25-81932098988
3Sam Houston StateSHSUSouthland18-16212280238181
4Incarnate WordUIWSouthland17-12245244180164
5Houston BaptistHBSouthland17-17251265235224
6Abilene ChristianACUSouthland13-18301334299322
7New OrleansUNOSouthland10-20303333331342
8SE LouisianaSELASouthland12-21314254319333
9Central ArkansasUCASouthland7-21317201331339
10LamarLAMSouthland11-19319345325335
11Northwestern StateNWSTSouthland8-20331233319344
12McNeeseMCNSouthland9-20335234331340
13NichollsNICHSouthland11-23340181325316

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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