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
West Virginia
15-2
SOS Leader
Nebraska
9-8
SOR Leader
Villanova
18-1
NCAAM RPI Leader
Villanova
18-1
RKTEAMCONFW-LBPI RKSOS RKSOR RKRPI RK
1West VirginiaWVUBig 1215-21761722
2VillanovaNOVABig East18-122311
3DukeDUKEACC14-43342115
4North CarolinaUNCACC17-34161010
5KentuckyUKSEC16-2544125
6KansasKUBig 1217-162844
7UCLAUCLAPac-1218-1792620
8VirginiaUVAACC13-38111617
9LouisvilleLOUACC15-39398
10PurduePURBig Ten15-410542631
11FloridaFLASEC14-3119143
12OregonOREPac-1216-2121472014
13WisconsinWISBig Ten15-313201332
14BaylorBAYBig 1217-1141922
15CincinnatiCINAmerican15-215651518
16GonzagaGONZWCC17-0168639
17Notre DameNDACC16-21729716
18ArizonaARIZPac-1216-2181121813
19Florida StateFSUACC16-219461111
20IndianaINDBig Ten12-620476482
21ButlerBUTBig East16-321586
22Saint Mary'sSMCWCC15-2221732219
23Iowa StateISUBig 1211-623184351
24CreightonCREIBig East18-1245157
25MiamiMIAACC12-425813967

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 top 25 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 Top 25 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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