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
1NevadaNEVMountain West29-5297291-2121131
2Utah StateUSUMountain West28-7398392-2115109
3Fresno StateFRESMountain West23-975--891-5153281
4San Diego StateSDSUMountain West21-1399--1093-596108
5UNLVUNLVMountain West17-14154--1600-4160274
6New MexicoUNMMountain West14-18199--2011-5127224
7Air ForceAFAMountain West14-18209--2110-5137285
8Boise StateBSUMountain West13-20214--2150-710291
9Colorado StateCSUMountain West12-20240--2400-4146287
10WyomingWYOMountain West8-24317--3160-3170327
11San José StSJSUMountain West4-27339--3400-4162337

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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