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
28-3
Most Quality Wins
Maryland
24-7
SOS Leader
Michigan
19-12
Non-Conf SOS Leader
Houston Baptist
4-25
RKTEAMCONFW-LSOR RKSeedSOR S-CurveQual W-LSOS RKNon-Conf SOS RK
1North Carolina CentralNCCUMEAC18-1321716670-1306104
2North Carolina A&TNCATMEAC17-15234--2320-226868
3Florida A&MFAMUMEAC12-15239--2370-12037
4Bethune-CookmanBCUMEAC16-14255--2530-1336193
5Norfolk StateNORFMEAC16-15274--2720-0344262
6Morgan StateMORGMEAC15-16302--3000-1346269
7Coppin StateCOPPMEAC11-20318--3160-028987
8Maryland-Eastern ShoreUMESMEAC5-27327--3240-320120
T9South Carolina StateSCSTMEAC11-18335--3490-0335190
T9Delaware StateDSUMEAC6-26335--3390-1350314
T9HowardHOWMEAC4-29335--3500-0342276

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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