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
Michigan State
17-2
Most Quality Wins
Kansas
16-3
SOS Leader
Kansas
16-3
Non-Conf SOS Leader
Texas Southern
8-10
RKTEAMCONFW-LSOR RKSeedSOR S-CurveQual W-LSOS RKNon-Conf SOS RK
1Michigan StateMSUBig Ten17-21118-2726
2MichiganMICHBig Ten17-13136-141201
3IowaIOWABig Ten16-3113115-326279
4MarylandMDBig Ten16-4134134-318226
5PurduePURBig Ten12-6257254-5323
6WisconsinWISBig Ten12-6277274-459
7IndianaINDBig Ten12-6328324-51269
8MinnesotaMINNBig Ten14-4339332-265290
9NebraskaNEBBig Ten13-63810383-419161
10Ohio StateOSUBig Ten12-54411442-443156
11NorthwesternNWBig Ten11-780--920-639307
12RutgersRUTGBig Ten9-9102--1122-614212
13Penn StatePSUBig Ten7-12135--1431-8251
14IllinoisILLBig Ten5-13183--1870-8444

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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