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
1South Dakota StSDSTSummit28-75312470-3159153
2South DakotaSDAKSummit26-996--1070-2263284
3Fort WayneIPFWSummit18-15184--1870-1227273
4DenverDENSummit15-15204--2070-0238314
5North Dakota StNDSUSummit15-17210--2130-1151176
6Western IllinoisWIUSummit12-16252--2530-1266329
7Oral RobertsORUSummit11-21255--2560-3121102
8OmahaUNOMSummit9-22277--2760-411064

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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