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
1VirginiaUVAACC31-323221
2VillanovaVILLBig East36-411112
3GonzagaGONZWCC32-510901524
4CincinnatiCINAmerican31-5574117
5Michigan StMSUBig Ten30-5660713
6Loyola (Chi)L-ILMVC32-6431192422
7Saint Mary'sSMCWCC30-6282535839
8XavierXAVBig East29-6134053
9New Mexico StNMSUWAC28-6701734940
10Murray StMURROVC26-6632496245
11PurduePURBig Ten30-743488
12MichiganMICHBig Ten33-81228311
T13South Dakota StSDSTSummit28-7871595336
T13Stephen F. AustinSFASouthland28-711032890351
15KansasKUBig 1231-87346
16LouisianaULLSun Belt27-75522968119
T17DukeDUKEACC29-83865
T17NevadaNEVMW29-831822816
19Old DominionODUC-USA25-7591986672
T20HoustonHOUAmerican27-818671926
T20ArizonaARIZPac-1227-826722715
T20VermontUVMAm. East27-8661656360
T20UNC GreensboroUNCGSouthern27-8851797062
T24AuburnAUBSEC26-823651814
T24Rhode IslandURIA 1026-836773017

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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