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
35-5
Most Quality Wins
Duke
35-5
SOS Leader
West Virginia
31-7
Non-Conf SOS Leader
Butler
33-5
RKTEAMCONFW-LSOR RKSeedSOR S-CurveQual W-LSOS RKNon-Conf SOS RK
1PurduePURBig Ten29-66269-52839
2Ohio StateOSUBig Ten29-8103108-63828
3Michigan StateMSUBig Ten28-9123127-72025
4WisconsinWISBig Ten24-9195196-53148
5MinnesotaMINNBig Ten21-1451--685-82931
6IllinoisILLBig Ten21-1555--725-102544
7NorthwesternNWBig Ten20-1472--882-860181
8MichiganMICHBig Ten15-1791--1044-92762
9Penn StatePSUBig Ten11-20147--1520-1326210
10IndianaINDBig Ten10-21165--1692-1119141
11IowaIOWABig Ten10-22181--1840-1241163

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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