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
Buffalo
3-0
Most Quality Wins
Buffalo
3-0
SOS Leader
Eastern Washington
0-2
Non-Conf SOS Leader
Eastern Washington
0-2
RKTEAMCONFW-LSOR RKSeedSOR S-CurveQual W-LSOS RKNon-Conf SOS RK
1LIU BrooklynLIUNEC3-0328320-0242242
2Central ConnecticutCCSUNEC2-1117--1180-0137137
3St. Francis (PA)SFPANEC1-1187--1860-17575
4BryantBRYNEC1-2223--2220-0178178
5Fairleigh DickinsonFDUNEC1-1253--2520-0182182
6Sacred HeartSHUNEC1-1263--2620-0221221
7St. Francis (BKN)SFBKNEC1-2265--2640-07070
8Robert MorrisRMUNEC1-2274--2730-09292
9WagnerWAGNEC1-2297--2950-0154154
10Mt. St. Mary'sMSMNEC0-3303--3390-11616

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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