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
1NevadaNEVMW29-831822816
2San Diego StateSDSUMW22-1153937267
3Boise StateBSUMW23-9571166747
4Fresno StateFRESMW21-118413910597
5UNLVUNLVMW20-1398117110120
6New MexicoUNMMW19-15106113131112
7WyomingWYOMW20-13150949591
8Utah StateUSUMW17-1715398150149
9Colorado StateCSUMW11-2125689221234
10Air ForceAFAMW12-19278157236222
11San José StSJSUMW4-26311114331304

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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