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
Florida
36-3
Most Quality Wins
Florida
36-3
SOS Leader
Michigan
28-9
Non-Conf SOS Leader
Kentucky
29-10
RKTEAMCONFW-LSOR RKSeedSOR S-CurveQual W-LSOS RKNon-Conf SOS RK
1WisconsinWISBig Ten30-831311-434
2MichiganMICHBig Ten28-97278-717
3Michigan StateMSUBig Ten29-9123129-7516
4Ohio StateOSUBig Ten25-10277275-553137
5MinnesotaMINNBig Ten25-133710376-940119
6NebraskaNEBBig Ten19-134712473-91350
7IowaIOWABig Ten20-1350--693-930123
8IllinoisILLBig Ten20-1554--722-10965
9IndianaINDBig Ten17-1577--924-649242
10PurduePURBig Ten15-17100--1120-1043202
11NorthwesternNWBig Ten14-19103--1152-91070
12Penn StatePSUBig Ten16-18109--1203-656219

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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