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.

SOR Leader
Virginia
16-0
Most Quality Wins
Kansas
15-2
SOS Leader
Purdue
11-6
Non-Conf SOS Leader
Texas Southern
7-9
RKTEAMCONFW-LSOR RKSeedSOR S-CurveQual W-LSOS RKNon-Conf SOS RK
1VirginiaUVAACC16-01115-031143
2MichiganMICHBig Ten17-02124-069196
3KansasKUBig 1215-23139-135
4Michigan StateMSUBig Ten15-24145-2927
5TennesseeTENNSEC15-15253-14788
6DukeDUKEACC14-26266-21216
7GonzagaGONZWCC16-27273-24838
8BuffaloBUFFMAC E16-18282-111682
9NevadaNEVMW17-19390-0124160
10Texas TechTTUBig 1215-2103104-261206
11IowaIOWABig Ten15-3113114-320281
12HoustonHOUAmerican17-1123122-0185270
13MarquetteMARQBig East15-3134135-32661
14Virginia TechVTACC14-2144141-185201
15OklahomaOKLABig 1213-4154154-4713
16MarylandMDBig Ten15-3164163-244230
17North CarolinaUNCACC13-4175173-41012
18Mississippi StateMSSTSEC13-3185185-13351
19KentuckyUKSEC13-3195192-15657
20AuburnAUBSEC13-3205200-36489
21Ole MissMISSSEC13-3216213-365200
22LSULSUSEC13-3226222-263111
23Florida StateFSUACC13-4236233-323132
24NebraskaNEBBig Ten13-4246243-327157
25LouisvilleLOUACC12-5257253-486

Glossary

  • 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.
  • Seed: Seed in the NCAA Tournament.
  • SOR S-Curve: A team's spot on the NCAA Tournament S-Curve based on current SOR.
  • Qual W-L: Number of wins and losses against current top 50 BPI 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.
  • Non-Conf SOS RK: SOS rank for non-conference games to date among all Division I teams.

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