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
23-3
SOS Leader
Oklahoma
16-9
SOR Leader
Virginia
24-2
NCAAM RPI Leader
Virginia
24-2
RKTEAMCONFW-LBPI RKSOS RKSOR RKRPI RK
1VillanovaVILLBig East23-314743
2VirginiaUVAACC24-221211
3PurduePURBig Ten23-5328512
4CincinnatiCINAmerican23-3483118
5DukeDUKEACC21-5521810
6Michigan StateMSUBig Ten25-3657314
7GonzagaGONZWCC24-471121540
8Texas TechTTUBig 1222-4854611
9KansasKUBig 1220-6916139
10North CarolinaUNCACC20-710296
11West VirginiaWVUBig 1219-711391832
12Wichita StateWICHAmerican20-512842620
13XavierXAVBig East24-3132422
14AuburnAUBSEC23-3146677
15TennesseeTENNSEC19-61551213
16ClemsonCLEMACC20-51634104
17Ohio StateOSUBig Ten22-617431416
18CreightonCREIBig East19-718512023
19Saint Mary'sSMCWCC24-4192164233
20ArizonaARIZPac-1221-620682218
21NevadaNEVMW22-5211073215
22TCUTCUBig 1217-922102826
23MichiganMICHBig Ten21-723561737
24Rhode IslandURIA 1021-42487165
25HoustonHOUAmerican20-525711927

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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