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
Kentucky
38-2
Most Quality Wins
Kansas
32-7
SOS Leader
Michigan State
29-8
Non-Conf SOS Leader
Jackson State
7-24
RKTEAMCONFW-LSOR RKSeedSOR S-CurveQual W-LSOS RKNon-Conf SOS RK
1Ohio StateOSUBig Ten31-841413-728
2Michigan StateMSUBig Ten29-852514-6114
3IndianaINDBig Ten27-9113119-71155
4WisconsinWISBig Ten26-10123129-8622
5MichiganMICHBig Ten24-10144149-7331
6PurduePURBig Ten22-13308306-11740
7MinnesotaMINNBig Ten23-154111412-921108
8NorthwesternNWBig Ten19-1453--712-1214116
9IllinoisILLBig Ten17-1566--824-1113196
10IowaIOWABig Ten18-1781--926-817123
11NebraskaNEBBig Ten12-18121--1271-129234
12Penn StatePSUBig Ten12-20146--1491-1212146

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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