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
36-4
SOS Leader
North Carolina
26-11
SOR Leader
Villanova
36-4
NCAAM RPI Leader
Virginia
31-3
RKTEAMCONFW-LBPI RKSOS RKSOR RKRPI RK
1HamptonHAMPMEAC18-16253321267238
2North Carolina CentralNCCUMEAC19-16272350297288
3Bethune-CookmanBCUMEAC18-14295351281285
4North Carolina A&TNCATMEAC20-15305346259257
5Savannah StateSAVMEAC15-17314118230204
6Norfolk StateNORFMEAC14-19315339323259
7Morgan StateMORGMEAC13-18324348321319
8HowardHOWMEAC10-23335334318335
9Florida A&MFAMUMEAC9-25341235331326
10South Carolina StateSCSTMEAC10-22344278331314
11Coppin StateCOPPMEAC5-27345220331339
12Delaware StateDSUMEAC4-28349341331347
13Maryland-Eastern ShoreUMESMEAC7-25351221323340

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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