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
1OaklandOAKHorizon25-910127294111
2ValparaisoVALHorizon24-91091858272
3Wright StateWRSTHorizon20-12154284142116
4Northern KentuckyNKUHorizon24-1117027112087
5Green BayGBHorizon18-14173253180157
6UICUICHorizon17-19245315257248
7Cleveland StateCLEVHorizon9-22248166293257
8MilwaukeeMILWHorizon11-24286238300256
9Youngstown StateYSUHorizon13-21289254270252
10Detroit MercyDETHorizon8-23292197311288

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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