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
Kansas
33-5
Most Quality Wins
Virginia
29-8
SOS Leader
Virginia
29-8
Non-Conf SOS Leader
Texas Southern
18-15
RKTEAMCONFW-LSOR RKSeedSOR S-CurveQual W-LSOS RKNon-Conf SOS RK
1Michigan StateMSUBig Ten29-67279-45340
2MarylandMDBig Ten27-9113116-83549
3IndianaINDBig Ten27-8144139-55966
4PurduePURBig Ten26-9164159-73760
5IowaIOWABig Ten22-11246228-81937
6WisconsinWISBig Ten22-13328309-71835
7MichiganMICHBig Ten23-13338314-122523
8Ohio StateOSUBig Ten21-1459--763-114676
9NorthwesternNWBig Ten20-1273--871-976252
10Penn StatePSUBig Ten16-1699--1072-957258
11NebraskaNEBBig Ten16-18111--1182-134574
12IllinoisILLBig Ten15-19119--1243-115070
13MinnesotaMINNBig Ten8-23218--2162-870259
14RutgersRUTGBig Ten7-25252--2480-1258178

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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