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
24-3
SOS Leader
North Carolina
21-7
SOR Leader
Virginia
24-2
NCAAM RPI Leader
Virginia
24-2
RKTEAMCONFW-LBPI RKSOS RKSOR RKRPI RK
1VillanovaVILLBig East24-313942
2VirginiaUVAACC24-221311
3PurduePURBig Ten24-5333612
4DukeDUKEACC22-541854
5Michigan StateMSUBig Ten26-3556314
6CincinnatiCINAmerican23-46771213
7North CarolinaUNCACC21-77175
8KansasKUBig 1221-681496
9Texas TechTTUBig 1222-5949811
10Wichita StateWICHAmerican21-510711916
11West VirginiaWVUBig 1219-811252031
12GonzagaGONZWCC25-4121171645
13XavierXAVBig East24-4131923
14AuburnAUBSEC23-41463108
15ClemsonCLEMACC20-61528119
16TennesseeTENNSEC19-71661415
17Ohio StateOSUBig Ten22-717371320
18CreightonCREIBig East19-818533234
19TCUTCUBig 1218-919152422
20Saint Mary'sSMCWCC25-4202244036
21HoustonHOUAmerican21-521671719
22NevadaNEVMW23-522992710
23ArizonaARIZPac-1221-623682217
24MichiganMICHBig Ten22-724541529
25Penn StatePSUBig Ten19-1025626177

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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