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
Virginia
35-3
Most Quality Wins
Michigan State
32-7
SOS Leader
Michigan State
32-7
Non-Conf SOS Leader
Duke
32-6
RKTEAMCONFW-LSOR RKSeedSOR S-CurveQual W-LSOS RKNon-Conf SOS RK
1DrakeDRKEMVC24-10108--1170-1241253
2Loyola (Chi)L-ILMVC20-14156--1620-3233216
3BradleyBRADMVC20-1516215631-1226238
4Southern IllinoisSIUMVC17-15168--1730-4180130
5Illinois StateILSTMVC17-16182--1850-2206209
6Indiana StateINSTMVC15-16190--1930-2201198
7Missouri StateMOSTMVC16-16195--1970-2227233
8Northern IowaUNIMVC16-18197--1990-2185178
9ValparaisoVALMVC15-18228--2280-0260306
10EvansvilleEVANMVC11-21274--2740-1209219

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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