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
1MarylandMDBig Ten24-741412-79114
2Michigan StateMSUBig Ten22-91131112-8744
3WisconsinWISBig Ten21-101341312-9445
4Ohio StateOSUBig Ten21-101951911-101072
5Penn StatePSUBig Ten21-102162110-816232
6IllinoisILLBig Ten21-102262210-824316
7IowaIOWABig Ten20-112362312-9526
8MichiganMICHBig Ten19-12246249-12123
9IndianaINDBig Ten20-12298297-1217187
10RutgersRUTGBig Ten20-11339339-933333
11PurduePURBig Ten16-1549--698-13219
12MinnesotaMINNBig Ten15-1662--825-14382
13NorthwesternNWBig Ten8-23167--1702-186148
14NebraskaNEBBig Ten7-25200--2012-188130

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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