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
Ohio State
31-8
SOS Leader
Michigan St
29-8
SOR Leader
Kentucky
38-2
NCAAM RPI Leader
Syracuse
34-3
RKTEAMCONFW-LBPI RKSOS RKSOR RKRPI RK
1Ohio StateOSUBig Ten31-81247
2KentuckyUKSEC38-221912
3SyracuseSYRBig East34-333221
4Michigan StMSUBig Ten29-84153
5North CarolinaUNCACC32-652564
6WisconsinWISBig Ten26-10661222
7KansasKUBig 1232-77436
8MissouriMIZBig 1230-5853810
9FloridaFLASEC26-119271924
10IndianaINDBig Ten27-910111117
11DukeDUKEACC27-71116105
12MemphisMEMC-USA26-912663318
13Wichita StWICHMVC27-6131132315
14MarquetteMARQBig East27-81431138
15GeorgetownGTWNBig East24-915241713
16New MexicoUNMMW28-7161213430
17BaylorBAYBig 1230-817879
18VanderbiltVANSEC25-1118202120
19LouisvilleLOUBig East30-10195912
20Saint LouisSLUA 1026-820732631
21Florida StFSUACC25-1021221811
22PurduePURBig Ten22-132273044
23BelmontBELA-Sun27-8231605566
24AlabamaALASEC21-1224464534
25GonzagaGONZWCC26-725832225

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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