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
37-2
SOS Leader
Oklahoma
11-20
SOR Leader
North Carolina
33-7
NCAAM RPI Leader
Villanova
32-4
RKTEAMCONFW-LBPI RKSOS RKSOR RKRPI RK
26Oklahoma StateOKSTBig 1220-132642939
27CreightonCREIBig East25-1027452626
28South CarolinaSCSEC26-1128392443
29MarquetteMARQBig East19-1329364761
30Wake ForestWAKEACC19-1430174340
31MiamiMIAACC21-1231233342
32IndianaINDBig Ten18-1632285879
33XavierXAVBig East24-1433133136
34Rhode IslandURIA 1025-1034734237
35SyracuseSYRACC19-1535506684
36DaytonDAYA 1024-836844528
37Kansas StateKSUBig 1221-1437153856
38VanderbiltVANSEC19-1638225138
39ClemsonCLEMACC17-1639215569
40Texas TechTTUBig 1218-14404861125
41MinnesotaMINNBig Ten24-1041473221
42VCUVCUA 1026-942834619
43Michigan StateMSUBig Ten20-1543164451
44TCUTCUBig 1224-1544354067
45ArkansasARKSEC26-1045542725
46Middle TennesseeMTSUC-USA31-5461873935
47NorthwesternNWBig Ten24-1247433549
48HoustonHOUAmerican21-1148927257
49NevadaNEVMW28-7491555229
50VermontUVMAm. East29-6502034946

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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