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
1Grambling StGRAMSWAC17-14226----0-0337133
2Texas SouthernTXSOSWAC16-2024616660-81091
3Prairie ViewPVSWAC16-18262--2620-221723
4SouthernSOUSWAC15-18304--3020-230289
5Arkansas-Pine BluffARPBSWAC14-21320--3180-1326165
T6Miss Valley StMVSUSWAC4-28328--3270-125032
T6Alabama A&MAAMUSWAC3-28328----0-129662
T8Jackson StJKSTSWAC12-20331--3470-1335152
T8Alcorn StALCNSWAC11-21331--3450-2313100
T8Alabama StALSTSWAC8-23331--3400-127040

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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