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
19-1
SOS Leader
Louisville
16-4
SOR Leader
Baylor
18-1
NCAAM RPI Leader
Villanova
19-1
RKTEAMCONFW-LBPI RKSOS RKSOR RKRPI RK
1VillanovaNOVABig East19-113121
2West VirginiaWVUBig 1215-42572540
3KentuckyUKSEC17-2350135
4DukeDUKEACC15-44391915
5North CarolinaUNCACC18-3523810
6KansasKUBig 1218-163544
7VirginiaUVAACC15-37261516
8LouisvilleLOUACC16-48198
9PurduePURBig Ten16-49602329
10UCLAUCLAPac-1219-210851420
11OregonOREPac-1218-2111541814
12FloridaFLASEC14-51210206
13GonzagaGONZWCC19-01396311
14BaylorBAYBig 1218-1141412
15WisconsinWISBig Ten16-315151030
16ArizonaARIZPac-1218-216551112
17Notre DameNDACC17-31721717
18CincinnatiCINAmerican17-218831618
19Florida StateFSUACC18-2193659
20IndianaINDBig Ten14-620474670
21Saint Mary'sSMCWCC17-2211922219
22Iowa StateISUBig 1212-622173754
23ButlerBUTBig East17-323963
24CreightonCREIBig East18-22452127
25Wichita StWICHMVC17-4251824485

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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