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
38-1
Most Quality Wins
Kentucky
38-1
SOS Leader
North Carolina
26-12
Non-Conf SOS Leader
Texas Southern
22-13
RKTEAMCONFW-LSOR RKSeedSOR S-CurveQual W-LSOS RKNon-Conf SOS RK
1Northern IowaUNIMVC31-4154154-310465
2Wichita StateWICHMVC30-5175173-39841
3Illinois StateILSTMVC22-1381--962-78950
4Loyola ChicagoL-ILMVC24-13102--1120-6132272
5EvansvilleEVANMVC24-12103--1131-3167326
6Indiana StateINSTMVC15-16176--1760-6117251
7Missouri StateMOSTMVC11-20255--2470-4128323
8Southern IllinoisSIUMVC12-21271--2610-5139313
9DrakeDRKEMVC9-22274--2630-5105201
10BradleyBRADMVC9-24295--2820-5110213

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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