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
Duke
23-2
Most Quality Wins
Kansas
20-6
SOS Leader
Penn State
9-16
Non-Conf SOS Leader
Kansas
20-6
RKTEAMCONFW-LSOR RKSeedSOR S-CurveQual W-LSOS RKNon-Conf SOS RK
1HofstraHOFCAA22-56814550-2283278
2CharlestonCHLSCAA21-783--931-1238213
3NortheasternNECAA16-10107--1150-3978
4DelawareDELCAA16-12201--2030-1302322
5William & MaryW&MCAA10-16238--2370-1151120
6DrexelDREXCAA12-16258--2570-0255258
7James MadisonJMUCAA12-15275--2740-0342335
8UNC WilmingtonUNCWCAA9-19302--3000-1193126
9TowsonTOWCAA10-17303--3010-2301288
10ElonELONCAA8-19320--3180-1242297

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 based on SOR.
  • 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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