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
Villanova
36-4
Most Quality Wins
Kansas
31-8
SOS Leader
North Carolina
26-11
Non-Conf SOS Leader
Texas Southern
16-20
RKTEAMCONFW-LSOR RKSeedSOR S-CurveQual W-LSOS RKNon-Conf SOS RK
1VirginiaUVAACC31-321217-23231
2DukeDUKEACC29-862614-689
3North CarolinaUNCACC26-1192915-1012
4ClemsonCLEMACC25-10135139-91425
5Florida StFSUACC23-122192110-92057
6MiamiMIAACC22-10266268-753132
7SyracuseSYRACC23-143311338-102420
8Virginia TechVTACC21-12398396-1043234
9NC StateNCSTACC21-12439439-851183
10LouisvilleLOUACC22-1446--696-133767
11Notre DameNDACC21-1556--775-125084
12Boston CollegeBCACC19-1664--845-1341110
13Georgia TechGTACC13-19114--1204-1144224
14Wake ForestWAKEACC11-20139--1442-1538178
15PittsburghPITTACC8-24197--2000-1833188

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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