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
1VirginiaUVAACC35-311118-31112
2DukeDUKEACC32-621216-661
3Michigan StateMSUBig Ten32-732319-612
4North CarolinaUNCACC29-741412-754
5Texas TechTTUBig 1231-753515-62220
6TennesseeTENNSEC31-66269-63115
7KentuckyUKSEC30-772712-51811
8MichiganMICHBig Ten30-782813-71734
9Florida StateFSUACC29-894912-6199
10GonzagaGONZWCC33-4101106-47425
11AuburnAUBSEC30-10115119-7206
12PurduePURBig Ten26-101231215-735
13KansasKUBig 1226-101341315-823
14LSULSUSEC28-7143147-53923
15HoustonHOUAmerican33-4153157-37676
16Virginia TechVTACC26-9164164-93756
17WisconsinWISBig Ten23-111751711-948
18Kansas StateKSUBig 1225-91841811-63290
19BuffaloBUFFMAC E32-4196191-210072
20WoffordWOFSouthern30-5207200-59436
21CincinnatiCINAmerican28-7227222-66581
22VillanovaVILLBig East26-10246245-45217
23Iowa StateISUBig 1223-12266269-102854
24NevadaNEVMountain West29-5297291-2121131
25Utah StateUSUMountain West28-7398392-2115109

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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