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
27-3
SOS Leader
Oklahoma
10-18
SOR Leader
Kansas
26-3
NCAAM RPI Leader
Kansas
26-3
RKTEAMCONFW-LBPI RKSOS RKSOR RKRPI RK
1VillanovaNOVABig East27-312122
2North CarolinaUNCACC25-521344
3GonzagaGONZWCC29-1310238
4West VirginiaWVUBig 1223-64481828
5FloridaFLASEC23-651696
6LouisvilleLOUACC22-66453
7VirginiaUVAACC19-9722122
8DukeDUKEACC22-78181211
9KansasKUBig 1226-39611
10KentuckyUKSEC24-51044810
11UCLAUCLAPac-1226-31173717
12PurduePURBig Ten23-612512015
13OregonOREPac-1226-41370147
14Saint Mary'sSMCWCC26-3141462516
15BaylorBAYBig 1223-6151165
16Wichita StateWICHMVC27-4161553045
17CincinnatiCINAmerican25-317861714
18Florida StateFSUACC23-618291012
19WisconsinWISBig Ten22-619361625
20SMUSMUAmerican25-420791919
21Notre DameNDACC21-721171524
22ButlerBUTBig East22-622141113
23ArizonaARIZPac-1226-42369139
24MichiganMICHBig Ten19-1024393752
25Iowa StateISUBig 1219-92572438

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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