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
Baylor
16-1
RKTEAMCONFW-LBPI RKSOS RKSOR RKRPI RK
1West VirginiaWVUBig 1215-21731723
2VillanovaNOVABig East18-122312
3DukeDUKEACC14-43322115
4KentuckyUKSEC15-2451126
5North CarolinaUNCACC17-35151010
6KansasKUBig 1217-162444
7UCLAUCLAPac-1218-1793620
8VirginiaUVAACC13-38111616
9LouisvilleLOUACC15-39497
10OregonOREPac-1216-2101442012
11FloridaFLASEC14-3119133
12PurduePURBig Ten14-412522740
13WisconsinWISBig Ten14-313201432
14BaylorBAYBig 1216-1141721
15CincinnatiCINAmerican15-215611519
16GonzagaGONZWCC17-0168539
17Notre DameNDACC16-21729717
18ArizonaARIZPac-1216-2181141814
19Florida StateFSUACC16-219461111
20IndianaINDBig Ten12-620456384
21ButlerBUTBig East16-321585
22Saint Mary'sSMCWCC15-2221722221
23Iowa StateISUBig 1211-623184247
24CreightonCREIBig East18-1245358
25MiamiMIAACC12-425803965

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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