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
1BuffaloBUFFMAC E27-9761456920
2ToledoTOLMAC W23-1112021911268
3Eastern MichiganEMUMAC W22-13171299161107
4Central MichiganCMUMAC W21-15178310189187
5Ball StateBALLMAC W19-13179207151114
6Miami (OH)M-OHMAC E16-18193214213151
7Western MichiganWMUMAC W17-15196255185170
8OhioOHIOMAC E14-17200206215200
9Kent StateKENTMAC E17-17206216209130
10Bowling GreenBGSUMAC E16-16242294214156
11AkronAKRMAC E14-18254241232219
12Northern IllinoisNIUMAC W13-19257236253236

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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