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
1North Carolina A&TNCATMEAC8-921316660-215472
2Norfolk StateNORFMEAC9-10247--2460-1236139
3North Carolina CentralNCCUMEAC8-9255--2540-2238162
4Bethune-CookmanBCUMEAC6-11298--2960-2200171
5Morgan StateMORGMEAC7-10300--2980-2210110
6Savannah StateSAVMEAC4-13309--3070-35711
7Florida A&MFAMUMEAC5-13312--3100-1173125
8HowardHOWMEAC7-11317--3150-0333266
9South Carolina StateSCSTMEAC4-15332--3300-48632
10Coppin StateCOPPMEAC2-17346--3440-4242
11Delaware StateDSUMEAC3-14349--3470-0305241
12Maryland-Eastern ShoreUMESMEAC2-17352--3490-39224

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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