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BPI Off Leader
BPI Def Leader
7-Day RK CHG Leader
|RK||TEAM||CONF||W-L||BPI Off||BPI Def||BPI||7-Day RK CHG|
|1||South Dakota StateSDST||Summit||26-8||3.7||2.6||6.3||--|
|2||Purdue Fort WaynePFW||Summit||24-10||5.5||-3.8||1.8||--|
|3||North Dakota StateNDSU||Summit||20-13||-4.8||5.9||1.1||--|
- BPI Off: BPI Offense measures a team's offensive strength compared an average offense on a scale of points per 70 possessions.
- BPI Def: BPI Defense measures a team's defensive strength compared an average defense on a scale of points per 70 possessions.
- BPI: Basketball Power Index measures a team's true strength going forward; expected point margin per 70 possessions vs an average opponent on a neutral court. BPI = BPI OFF + BPI DEF.
- 7-Day RK CHG: Team's BPI rank change from seven days ago.