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
1Michigan StMSUBig Ten30-530.0-5.016-216.0-2.0>99.9%--
2PurduePURBig Ten30-730.0-7.015-315.0-3.0<0.1%--
3MichiganMICHBig Ten33-833.0-8.013-513.0-5.0<0.1%--
4Ohio StateOSUBig Ten25-925.0-9.015-315.0-3.0<0.1%--
T5Penn StatePSUBig Ten26-1326.0-13.09-99.0-9.0<0.1%--
T5NebraskaNEBBig Ten22-1122.0-11.013-513.0-5.0<0.1%--
7MarylandMDBig Ten19-1319.0-13.08-108.0-10.0<0.1%--
8IndianaINDBig Ten16-1516.0-15.09-99.0-9.0<0.1%--
T9NorthwesternNWBig Ten15-1715.0-17.06-126.0-12.0<0.1%--
T9MinnesotaMINNBig Ten15-1715.0-17.04-144.0-14.0<0.1%--
11WisconsinWISBig Ten15-1815.0-18.07-117.0-11.0<0.1%--
12RutgersRUTGBig Ten15-1915.0-19.03-153.0-15.0<0.1%--
13IllinoisILLBig Ten14-1814.0-18.04-144.0-14.0<0.1%--
14IowaIOWABig Ten14-1914.0-19.04-144.0-14.0<0.1%--


  • 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.