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
1San Diego StateSDSUMountain West27-9318313-37912
2Colorado StateCSUMountain West27-750--690-0197299
3Boise StateBSUMountain West25-952--710-3115129
4WyomingWYOMountain West25-108413530-2186288
5UNLVUNLVMountain West18-15117--1251-28738
6Utah StateUSUMountain West18-13140--1440-1158260
7New MexicoUNMMountain West15-16168--1680-0122256
8Fresno StateFRESMountain West15-17185--1840-0124292
9Air ForceAFAMountain West14-17225--2220-0190344
10NevadaNEVMountain West9-22294--2810-0152310
11San José StSJSUMountain West2-28332----0-0163350

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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