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
1WisconsinWISBig Ten36-321216-2106
2MarylandMDBig Ten28-7103109-72831
3Michigan StateMSUBig Ten27-121341312-1034
4Ohio StateOSUBig Ten24-11226227-103459
5IowaIOWABig Ten22-12257258-101127
6PurduePURBig Ten21-133810388-93056
7IndianaINDBig Ten20-144111416-123386
8IllinoisILLBig Ten19-1455--734-943112
9MinnesotaMINNBig Ten18-1565--815-1037174
10MichiganMICHBig Ten16-1666--825-131232
11Penn StatePSUBig Ten18-1682--973-1252255
12NorthwesternNWBig Ten15-1790--1043-1331219
13NebraskaNEBBig Ten13-18112--1204-1232252
14RutgersRUTGBig Ten10-22152--1541-132398

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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