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.

RKTEAMCONFW-LProj W-LConf W-LProj Conf W-LWin Conf (Reg)Rem SOS RK
1Northern IowaUNIMVC3-018.8-10.20-010.6-7.423%182
2Loyola ChicagoL-ILMVC1-218.6-10.40-012.0-6.050.3%213
3BradleyBRADMVC1-117.6-12.40-09.9-8.114.4%221
4Missouri StateMOSTMVC2-116.4-12.60-010.5-7.523.1%108
5DrakeDRKEMVC2-116.3-12.70-08.8-9.26.3%205
6Indiana StateINSTMVC0-214.7-14.30-09.1-8.98%214
7ValparaisoVALMVC2-114.5-14.50-08.2-9.83.5%193
8Illinois StateILSTMVC2-013.5-14.50-07.9-10.12.5%137
9EvansvilleEVANMVC2-013.6-15.40-06.9-11.11%212
10Southern IllinoisSIUMVC2-212.2-18.80-06.1-11.90.3%168

Glossary

  • Proj W-L: Projected overall W-L, accounting for results to date and BPI-based projections for remaining scheduled games. It is the average W-L from the season simulations.
  • Proj Conf W-L: Projected Conference W-L, accounting for results to date and BPI-based projections for remaining scheduled games. It is the average conference W-L from the season simulations.
  • Win Conf (Reg): Chance to at least share the best conference W-L record in a team's conference based on simulations. No tie-breaking is applied.
  • Rem SOS RK: Remaining Strength of Schedule rank among all Division I teams based on how a typical top 25 team would do against each team's future schedule. SOS accounts for the game location, day's rest, travel distance, and high altitude in addition to opponent strength.

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