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
1TennesseeTENNSEC26-9123127-7176
2KentuckyUKSEC26-11175178-91615
3AuburnAUBSEC26-8184185-465148
4Texas A&MTAMUSEC22-13237237-865
5ArkansasARKSEC23-12297296-93638
6FloridaFLASEC21-13366369-7188
7Mississippi StMSSTSEC25-1238--385-862116
8AlabamaALASEC20-16509729-101514
9MissouriMIZSEC20-13528744-754104
10GeorgiaUGASEC18-1557--786-92336
11LSULSUSEC18-1565--857-64779
12South CarolinaSCARSEC17-1681--973-1055162
13VanderbiltVANSEC12-20108--1152-141327
14Ole MissMISSSEC12-20123--1292-1239119

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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