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.

RKTEAMCONFW-LProj W-LConf W-LProj Conf W-LWin Conf (Reg)Rem SOS RK
1GonzagaGONZWCC4-025.5-4.50-013.5-2.587.5%78
2North CarolinaUNCACC5-024.6-5.40-013.9-4.161.6%5
3NevadaNEVMW4-024.4-5.60-014.5-3.580.6%94
4HoustonHOUAmerican3-024.1-6.90-013.0-5.054.6%88
5FurmanFURSouthern5-023.3-6.70-013.0-5.043.5%266
6TennesseeTENNSEC3-023.2-6.80-012.7-5.346.5%57
7VirginiaUVAACC3-021.6-6.40-012.5-5.525.7%19
8BuffaloBUFFMAC E3-022.9-7.10-013.7-4.377.5%123
9KansasKUBig 123-022.9-7.10-012.6-5.466.4%12
10North TexasUNTC-USA6-020.3-6.70-011.8-6.217.4%204
11Western KentuckyWKUC-USA3-220.2-6.80-014.3-3.778.3%168
12Virginia TechVTACC4-022.0-8.00-010.9-7.18.3%46
13AuburnAUBSEC4-022.0-8.00-011.8-6.227.3%55
14DukeDUKEACC4-021.9-8.10-011.4-6.612.3%8
15Northern KentuckyNKUHorizon6-022.4-8.60-012.5-5.549.4%239
16Florida StateFSUACC3-020.8-8.20-010.8-7.27.2%47
17OregonOREPac-123-122.1-8.90-012.5-5.547.2%71
18Georgia StateGASTSun Belt3-121.4-8.60-013.5-4.561.1%151
19LibertyLIBA-Sun3-121.3-8.70-011.7-4.353.9%284
20Murray StateMURROVC2-020.6-8.40-013.0-5.048.5%244
21UNC GreensboroUNCGSouthern4-122.0-9.00-012.3-5.728.7%200
22VermontUVMAm. East2-221.2-8.80-012.7-3.383%332
23NC StateNCSTACC4-021.9-9.10-010.7-7.37%33
24MarquetteMARQBig East3-121.1-8.90-011.9-6.145.4%58
25St. John'sSJUBig East4-021.8-9.20-010.5-7.520.6%61

Glossary

  • Proj W-L: Projected overall W-L, accounting for results to date and BPI-based projections for remaining scheduled games. It is the average W-L from the season simulations.
  • Proj Conf W-L: Projected Conference W-L, accounting for results to date and BPI-based projections for remaining scheduled games. It is the average conference W-L from the season simulations.
  • Win Conf (Reg): Chance to at least share the best conference W-L record in a team's conference based on simulations. No tie-breaking is applied.
  • Rem SOS RK: Remaining Strength of Schedule rank among all Division I teams based on how a typical top 25 team would do against each team's future schedule. SOS accounts for the game location, day's rest, travel distance, and high altitude in addition to opponent strength.

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