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
1North Carolina CentralNCCUMEAC25-9143351171203
2Norfolk StNORFMEAC17-17300303265247
3HamptonHAMPMEAC14-17310331303291
4Maryland-Eastern ShoreUMESMEAC14-20320237299284
5Savannah StSAVMEAC13-16323266282283
6Morgan StMORGMEAC14-16324348310326
7Delaware StDSUMEAC10-22337304335334
8HowardHOWMEAC10-24338251340339
9Bethune-CookmanCOOKMEAC10-22341346331347
10South Carolina StSCSTMEAC11-20342143315303
11Florida A&MFAMUMEAC7-23345350338349
12Coppin StCOPPMEAC8-24348278340336
13North Carolina A&TNCATMEAC3-29350335329351

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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