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
1Arkansas-Little RockUALRSun Belt30-5561522743
2UT-ArlingtonUTASun Belt24-1183199105106
3LouisianaULLSun Belt19-15102166158157
4UL MonroeULMSun Belt20-14124150135102
5Georgia StGASTSun Belt16-14178215171176
6Georgia SouthernGASOSun Belt14-17187206227240
7Texas StateTXSTSun Belt15-16189261215234
8Arkansas StARSTSun Belt11-20237172266284
9South AlabamaUSASun Belt14-19255184228244
10Appalachian StAPPSun Belt9-22263135275260
11TroyTROYSun Belt9-22288191295292

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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