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
North Carolina
36-3
Most Quality Wins
UCLA
35-4
SOS Leader
Arizona
19-15
Non-Conf SOS Leader
Davidson
29-7
RKTEAMCONFW-LSOR RKSeedSOR S-CurveQual W-LSOS RKNon-Conf SOS RK
1WinthropWINBig South22-129014532-412940
2UNC AshevilleUNCABig South23-10102--1100-4197186
3High PointHPUBig South17-14190--1920-1253272
4LibertyLIBASUN16-16209--2110-1250282
5Coastal CarolinaCCUSun Belt13-15210--2120-0258301
6VMIVMISouthern14-15235--2370-1299330
7RadfordRADBig South10-20260--2620-2170160
8Charleston SouthernCHSOBig South10-20294--2940-2260303

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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