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
1VillanovaVILLBig East36-411112
2XavierXAVBig East29-6134053
3ButlerBUTBig East21-142153138
4CreightonCREIBig East21-1224484141
5Seton HallHALLBig East22-1227192529
6MarquetteMARQBig East21-1450294551
7ProvidencePROVBig East21-1462224232
8St. John'SSJUBig East16-1783277394
9GeorgetownGTWNBig East15-151016194169
10DePaulDEPBig East11-2010825128181

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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