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
Virginia
16-1
SOS Leader
Penn State
7-12
SOR Leader
Virginia
16-1
NCAAM RPI Leader
Virginia
16-1
RKTEAMCONFW-LBPI RKSOS RKSOR RKRPI RK
276Prairie View A&MPVSWAC6-11276123237--
277UTEPUTEPC-USA6-11277256305--
278Air ForceAFAMW7-11278160252--
279Loyola (MD)L-MDPatriot7-12279145261--
280LafayetteLAFPatriot5-12280315313--
281UC RiversideUCRBig West7-13281313315--
282LongwoodLONGBig South12-8282349213--
283MonmouthMONMMAAC5-14283157295--
284Stephen F. AustinSFASouthland9-8284289226--
285Arkansas StateARSTSun Belt8-11285166230--
286Bethune-CookmanBCUMEAC7-11286229287--
287Central ArkansasUCASouthland9-10287156208--
288Eastern IllinoisEIUOVC11-8288248177--
289TulaneTULNAmerican4-13289174307--
290North Carolina A&TNCATMEAC9-9290163198--
291Florida Gulf CoastFGCUASUN6-13291169296--
292Tennessee StateTNSTOVC5-13292172320--
293Saint Peter'sSPUMAAC5-12293185312--
294Eastern WashingtonEWUBig Sky5-12294110274--
295New OrleansUNOSouthland9-8295234197--
296AlbanyALBAm. East5-14296307327--
297Western CarolinaWCUSouthern5-1629783302--
298CaliforniaCALPac-125-1329855249--
299NichollsNICHSouthland10-9299267232--
300Texas A&M-CCAMCCSouthland8-10300318290--

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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