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
1TennesseeTENNSEC26-91417129
2KentuckyUKSEC26-1119161712
3AuburnAUBSEC26-823651814
4FloridaFLASEC21-1325183644
5Texas A&MTA&MSEC22-133262327
6ArkansasARKSEC23-1241362930
7MissouriMIZSEC20-1349545269
8AlabamaALASEC20-1654155043
9Mississippi StateMSSTSEC25-1258623892
10LSULSUSEC18-1567476593
11GeorgiaUGASEC18-1577235785
12VanderbiltVANSEC12-208913108137
13South CarolinaSCSEC17-1691558184
14Ole MissMISSSEC12-2010439123185

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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