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
Villanova
36-4
SOS Leader
North Carolina
26-11
SOR Leader
Villanova
36-4
NCAAM RPI Leader
Virginia
31-3
RKTEAMCONFW-LBPI RKSOS RKSOR RKRPI RK
1VillanovaVILLBig East36-411112
2VirginiaUVAACC31-323221
3MichiganMICHBig Ten33-81228311
4KansasKUBig 1231-87346
5XavierXAVBig East29-6134053
6DukeDUKEACC29-83865
7Michigan StMSUBig Ten30-5660713
8PurduePURBig Ten30-743488
9North CarolinaUNCACC26-118194
10Texas TechTTUBig 1227-101171031
11CincinnatiCINAmerican31-5574117
12TennesseeTENNSEC26-91417129
13ClemsonCLEMACC25-1016141310
14West VirginiaWVUBig 1226-119121428
15GonzagaGONZWCC32-510901524
16Ohio StateOSUBig Ten25-917351619
17KentuckyUKSEC26-1119161712
18AuburnAUBSEC26-823651814
19HoustonHOUAmerican27-818671926
20Kansas StKSUBig 1225-1247312055
21Florida StFSUACC23-1229202148
22Wichita StWICHAmerican25-815682218
23Texas A&MTAMUSEC22-133262327
24Loyola (Chi)L-ILMVC32-6431192422
25Seton HallHALLBig East22-1227192529

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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