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
1Stephen F. AustinSFASouthland28-79014570-2328248
2SE LouisianaSELASouthland22-12153--1560-2281156
3Nicholls StNICHSouthland21-11157--1600-1307192
4Sam Houston StSHSUSouthland21-15199--2020-1309250
5Central ArkansasCARKSouthland18-17218--2210-1277207
6LamarLAMSouthland19-14225--2280-0347339
7New OrleansUNOSouthland16-17243--2450-1257107
8Abilene ChristianACUSouthland16-16266--2660-1344325
9McNeese StMCNSSouthland11-17283--2820-1293106
10Texas A&M-CCAMCCSouthland11-18300--2980-1325241
11Incarnate WordIWSouthland7-21317--3150-3288131
T12Houston BaptistHBUSouthland6-25331--3300-218737
T12Northwestern StNWSTSouthland4-25331--3420-2276142

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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