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
Ohio State
3-0
Most Quality Wins
Ohio State
3-0
SOS Leader
Texas Southern
1-3
Non-Conf SOS Leader
Texas Southern
1-3
RKTEAMCONFW-LSOR RKSeedSOR S-CurveQual W-LSOS RKNon-Conf SOS RK
1South Dakota StateSDSTSummit3-06516640-0307307
2North DakotaUNDSummit2-191--920-16363
3South DakotaSDAKSummit2-0161--1600-0349349
4North Dakota StateNDSUSummit1-1162--1610-0150150
5Western IllinoisWIUSummit2-1224--2230-0173173
6Purdue Fort WaynePFWSummit2-2243--2420-18484
7DenverDENSummit1-2252--2510-1105105
8OmahaOMASummit1-2302--3000-0167167
9Oral RobertsORUSummit1-4307--3050-19191

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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