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
1ValparaisoVALHorizon30-7341514249
2OaklandOAKHorizon23-1273136102119
3MilwaukeeMILWHorizon20-13111193143175
4Green BayGBHorizon23-13142134107120
5Wright StateWRSTHorizon22-13157180136148
6Detroit MercyDETHorizon16-15175160174200
7Northern KentuckyNKUHorizon9-21244123282296
8Cleveland StateCLEVHorizon9-23276142285272
9Youngstown StateYSUHorizon11-21282143265280
10UICUICHorizon5-25329226312346

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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