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
1Michigan StateMSUBig Ten29-6353711
2PurduePURBig Ten26-99371615
3IndianaINDBig Ten27-810591424
4MarylandMDBig Ten27-920351114
5IowaIOWABig Ten22-1124192428
6MichiganMICHBig Ten23-1337253358
7WisconsinWISBig Ten22-1342183241
8NorthwesternNWBig Ten20-12647673111
9Ohio StateOSUBig Ten21-1474465972
10NebraskaNEBBig Ten16-188945111162
11IllinoisILLBig Ten15-1912250119143
12Penn StatePSUBig Ten16-161515799124
13MinnesotaMINNBig Ten8-2318170218254
14RutgersRUTGBig Ten7-2529258252294

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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