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
1Stephen F. AustinSFASouthland28-711032890351
2NichollsNICHSouthland21-11185307157349
3LamarLAMSouthland19-14192347225344
4Central ArkansasUCASouthland18-17217277218346
5SE LouisianaSELASouthland22-12218281153350
6Sam Houston StateSHSUSouthland21-15220309199348
7Abilene ChristianACUSouthland16-16252344266334
8New OrleansUNOSouthland16-17260257243343
9McNeeseMCNSouthland11-17300293283327
10Texas A&M-CCAMCCSouthland11-18317325300323
11Houston BaptistHBSouthland6-25328187331154
12Incarnate WordUIWSouthland7-21334288317121
13Northwestern StateNWSTSouthland4-25346276331128

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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