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
1Maryland-Eastern ShoreUMESMEAC7-25351221323340
2Alabama A&MAAMUSWAC3-28350296328345
3Delaware StDSUMEAC4-28349341331347
4Chicago StCHSWAC3-2934897331333
5Miss Valley StMVSUSWAC4-28347250328341
6Northwestern StNWSTSouthland4-25346276331128
7Coppin StCOPPMEAC5-27345220331339
8South Carolina StSCSTMEAC10-22344278331314
9Northern ArizonaNAUBig Sky5-27343200331307
10LongwoodLONGBig South7-26342274331325
11Florida A&MFAMUMEAC9-25341235331326
12BryantBRYNEC3-28340267331337
13Alabama StALSTSWAC8-23339270331329
14South Carolina UpstateUPSTA-Sun7-25338233331342
15Alcorn StALCNSWAC11-21337313331338
16Jackson StJKSTSWAC12-20336335331324
17HowardHOWMEAC10-23335334318335
18Incarnate WordIWSouthland7-21334288317121
19CSU NorthridgeCSNBig West6-24333329331336
20VMIVMISouthern9-21332183302300
21Arkansas-Pine BluffARPBSWAC14-21331326320305
22MaineMAINEAm. East6-26330189331332
23PresbyterianPREBig South11-21329260306294
24Houston BaptistHBUSouthland6-25328187331154
25AmericanAMERPatriot6-24327243323328

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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