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
1DrakeDRKEMVC13-589--1020-1243220
2Indiana StateINSTMVC10-7135--1450-2156114
3ValparaisoVALMVC11-715015610-0237262
4Loyola-ChicagoLCHIMVC11-7157--1640-2259232
5Illinois StateILSTMVC10-8168--1740-2188186
6Southern IllinoisSIUMVC9-9177--1830-3145100
7EvansvilleEVANMVC9-9198--2030-0219192
8Northern IowaUNIMVC8-10216--2180-1181130
9Missouri StateMOSTMVC8-10235--2340-1212188
10BradleyBRADMVC8-10270--2690-0325309

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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