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
1PurduePURBig Ten27-814401620
2MichiganMICHBig Ten26-1216192330
3WisconsinWISBig Ten27-1019241732
4IndianaINDBig Ten18-1632285879
5MinnesotaMINNBig Ten24-1041473221
6Michigan StateMSUBig Ten20-1543164451
7NorthwesternNWBig Ten24-1247433549
8MarylandMDBig Ten24-951583434
9IllinoisILLBig Ten20-1563516064
10Ohio StateOSUBig Ten17-1566567888
11IowaIOWABig Ten19-1579576981
12Penn StatePSUBig Ten15-18884693104
13NebraskaNEBBig Ten12-191202096108
14RutgersRUTGBig Ten15-1813959112168

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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