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
34-3
Most Quality Wins
UConn
32-9
SOS Leader
UConn
32-9
Non-Conf SOS Leader
North Florida
15-19
RKTEAMCONFW-LSOR RKSeedSOR S-CurveQual W-LSOS RKNon-Conf SOS RK
1Ohio StateOSUBig Ten34-311111-32474
2PurduePURBig Ten26-8113119-51665
3WisconsinWISBig Ten25-9134139-71042
4IllinoisILLBig Ten20-14287287-10317
5MichiganMICHBig Ten21-14298295-10729
6Penn StatePSUBig Ten19-15369366-13222
7Michigan StateMSUBig Ten19-153810384-11412
8NorthwesternNWBig Ten20-1450--692-923117
9MinnesotaMINNBig Ten17-1457--744-819145
10IndianaINDBig Ten12-20125--1332-1018220
11IowaIOWABig Ten11-20126--1343-1117224

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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