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
Ohio State
3-0
Most Quality Wins
Ohio State
3-0
SOS Leader
Texas Southern
1-3
Non-Conf SOS Leader
Texas Southern
1-3
RKTEAMCONFW-LSOR RKSeedSOR S-CurveQual W-LSOS RKNon-Conf SOS RK
1BuffaloBUFFMAC E3-02121-02828
2AkronAKRMAC E3-0117--1180-0348348
3Miami (OH)M-OHMAC E2-1123--1240-1114114
4Western MichiganWMUMAC W2-1129--1300-0197197
5ToledoTOLMAC W2-1137--1380-0200200
6Eastern MichiganEMUMAC W3-1151--1500-1139139
7Central MichiganCMUMAC W3-1172--1710-0297297
8Kent StateKENTMAC E2-1182--1810-0278278
9Ball StateBALLMAC W1-3197--1960-31515
10Bowling GreenBGSUMAC E2-2198--1970-1102102
11OhioOHIOMAC E2-1208--2070-0323323
12Northern IllinoisNIUMAC W1-1274--2730-0303303

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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