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
1New Mexico StateNMSUWAC30-55212480-3270280
2Utah ValleyUVUWAC25-1091--1020-2194199
3Grand CanyonGCUWAC20-14142--1480-2157105
4UT Rio Grande ValleyRIOWAC20-17185--1880-3171202
5CSU BakersfieldCSBWAC18-16191--1940-2203248
6SeattleSEAWAC18-15216--2170-0309349
7California BaptistCBUWAC16-15218----0-1283340
8UMKCUMKCWAC11-21264--2640-2150128
9Chicago StateCHICWAC3-29339--3370-112387

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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