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
1PurduePURBig Ten30-743488
2Michigan StateMSUBig Ten30-5660713
3MichiganMICHBig Ten33-81228311
4Ohio StateOSUBig Ten25-917351619
5Penn StatePSUBig Ten26-1320563471
6MarylandMDBig Ten19-1339525466
7NebraskaNEBBig Ten22-1164573749
8WisconsinWISBig Ten15-18651079102
9NorthwesternNWBig Ten15-17744289164
10IndianaINDBig Ten16-15784674118
11IowaIOWABig Ten14-199045109152
12IllinoisILLBig Ten14-189764122173
13MinnesotaMINNBig Ten15-1710358107159
14RutgersRUTGBig Ten15-1912663136193

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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