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.

BPI Leader
Virginia
17-1
SOS Leader
Kansas
16-3
SOR Leader
Michigan State
17-2
NCAAM RPI Leader
Virginia
17-1
RKTEAMCONFW-LBPI RKSOS RKSOR RKRPI RK
1VirginiaUVAACC17-11302--
2DukeDUKEACC16-22103--
3GonzagaGONZWCC18-23777--
4Michigan StateMSUBig Ten17-2461--
5TennesseeTENNSEC16-15556--
6North CarolinaUNCACC15-4688--
7Virginia TechVTACC15-376316--
8MichiganMICHBig Ten18-18474--
9KentuckyUKSEC15-393111--
10PurduePURBig Ten12-610325--
11KansasKUBig 1216-31115--
12Iowa StateISUBig 1214-5123429--
13AuburnAUBSEC13-5134439--
14WisconsinWISBig Ten12-614527--
15Texas TechTTUBig 1215-4153217--
16NebraskaNEBBig Ten13-6161936--
17NC StateNCSTACC15-31710324--
18VillanovaVILLBig East15-4182920--
19LouisvilleLOUACC13-5191222--
20NevadaNEVMW18-12013610--
21BuffaloBUFFMAC E17-22112215--
22MarylandMDBig Ten16-4221813--
23CincinnatiCINAmerican16-32317030--
24HoustonHOUAmerican18-12417612--
25IowaIOWABig Ten16-325269--

Glossary

  • BPI RK: Rank in the Basketball Power Index (BPI) among all Division I 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.
  • 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.
  • RPI RK: Team's rank in official NCAA Ratings Percentage Index (RPI).

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