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
Gonzaga
37-2
SOS Leader
Oklahoma
11-20
SOR Leader
North Carolina
33-7
NCAAM RPI Leader
Villanova
32-4
RKTEAMCONFW-LBPI RKSOS RKSOR RKRPI RK
1AkronAKRMAC E27-9841516859
2OhioOHIOMAC E20-1190246122119
3ToledoTOLMAC W17-17113159181154
4BuffaloBUFFMAC E17-15124129148146
5Eastern MichiganEMUMAC W16-17132138190173
6Kent StateKENTMAC E22-14140193133143
7Ball StateBALLMAC W21-13155240139172
8Western MichiganWMUMAC W16-16161133166174
9Central MichiganCMUMAC W16-16198219199216
10Northern IllinoisNIUMAC W15-17200252222239
11Bowling GreenBGSUMAC E13-19244168232227
12Miami (OH)M-OHMAC E11-21279214276304

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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