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
Duke
23-2
Most Quality Wins
Kansas
20-6
SOS Leader
Penn State
9-16
Non-Conf SOS Leader
Kansas
20-6
RKTEAMCONFW-LSOR RKSeedSOR S-CurveQual W-LSOS RKNon-Conf SOS RK
1Northern KentuckyNKUHorizon20-711315610-2308267
2Wright StateWRSTHorizon16-11161--1650-1236167
3Green BayGBHorizon14-13191--1940-317547
4UICUICHorizon14-13200--2020-0243224
5IUPUIIUPUHorizon14-13217--2160-0300306
6OaklandOAKHorizon12-16233--2320-1200118
7Detroit MercyDETHorizon10-17239--2380-113934
8Youngstown StateYSUHorizon12-16272--2710-1298241
9MilwaukeeMILWHorizon9-18315--3130-2261223
10Cleveland StateCLEVHorizon8-20327--3250-1262172

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 based on SOR.
  • 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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