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
Ohio State
31-8
SOS Leader
Michigan St
29-8
SOR Leader
Kentucky
38-2
NCAAM RPI Leader
Syracuse
34-3
RKTEAMCONFW-LBPI RKSOS RKSOR RKRPI RK
26Kansas StKSUBig 1222-1126262946
27VirginiaUVAACC22-1027513645
28Saint Mary'sSMCWCC27-6281312729
29MichiganMICHBig Ten24-102931414
30TexasTEXBig 1220-1430154748
31CaliforniaCALPac-1224-1031975237
32UNLVUNLVMW26-932632816
33CreightonCREIMVC29-633881626
34CincinnatiCINBig East26-1134282041
35West VirginiaWVUBig East19-1435305853
36TempleTEMA 1024-836602419
37Iowa StateISUBig 1223-1137393133
38IonaIONAMAAC25-8381906242
39UConnCONNBig East20-1439235032
40BYUBYUWCC26-9401174449
41NC StateNCSTACC24-1341343747
42Long Beach StLBSUBig West25-942954036
43PittsburghPITTBig East22-1743548695
44MiamiMIAACC20-1344496159
45VCUVCUCAA29-7451273239
46DrexelDREXCAA29-7462215164
47HarvardHARVIvy26-5471943535
48DavidsonDAVSouthern25-8481836468
49XavierXAVA 1023-1349484640
50MinnesotaMINNBig Ten23-1550214189

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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