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
Gonzaga
25-2
SOS Leader
Penn State
9-16
SOR Leader
Duke
23-2
NCAAM RPI Leader
Gonzaga
25-2
RKTEAMCONFW-LBPI RKSOS RKSOR RKRPI RK
1BuffaloBUFFMAC E22-3259823--
2ToledoTOLMAC W20-55921862--
3Ball StateBALLMAC W14-11101106142--
4AkronAKRMAC E14-11116190162--
5Bowling GreenBGSUMAC E18-711822089--
6Miami (OH)M-OHMAC E13-12145125156--
7Kent StateKENTMAC E19-614919267--
8Central MichiganCMUMAC W17-8159212119--
9Northern IllinoisNIUMAC W12-14164140198--
10Eastern MichiganEMUMAC W11-1418380179--
11OhioOHIOMAC E11-13222141185--
12Western MichiganWMUMAC W8-18268101278--

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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