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
San Diego State
19-0
Most Quality Wins
Michigan State
14-4
SOS Leader
Kansas
14-3
Non-Conf SOS Leader
Houston Baptist
1-14
RKTEAMCONFW-LSOR RKSeedSOR S-CurveQual W-LSOS RKNon-Conf SOS RK
1MarylandMDBig Ten14-4123125-4993
2Michigan StateMSUBig Ten14-4164166-41638
3IowaIOWABig Ten13-5185186-31126
4IndianaINDBig Ten14-4205202-445190
5MichiganMICHBig Ten11-6277274-6241
6Penn StatePSUBig Ten13-5287284-422246
7IllinoisILLBig Ten13-5359354-340277
8RutgersRUTGBig Ten13-4369364-270311
9WisconsinWISBig Ten11-74010405-5340
10Ohio StateOSUBig Ten12-64111414-61296
11MinnesotaMINNBig Ten10-757--753-4776
12PurduePURBig Ten10-863--814-6515
13NebraskaNEBBig Ten7-11183--1842-547248
14NorthwesternNWBig Ten6-11184--1850-621233

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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