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
18-1
SOS Leader
Oklahoma
8-9
SOR Leader
Villanova
18-1
NCAAM RPI Leader
Villanova
18-1
RKTEAMCONFW-LBPI RKSOS RKSOR RKRPI RK
1VillanovaNOVABig East18-112511
2West VirginiaWVUBig 1215-32812022
3DukeDUKEACC14-43352115
4North CarolinaUNCACC17-34151110
5KentuckyUKSEC16-2545125
6KansasKUBig 1217-163044
7VirginiaUVAACC14-37141417
8UCLAUCLAPac-1218-1889620
9LouisvilleLOUACC15-39498
10PurduePURBig Ten15-410572631
11OregonOREPac-1216-2111491914
12FloridaFLASEC14-4129163
13WisconsinWISBig Ten15-313221332
14BaylorBAYBig 1217-1142322
15GonzagaGONZWCC17-0158639
16CincinnatiCINAmerican16-216721518
17Notre DameNDACC16-317161016
18ArizonaARIZPac-1216-2181091713
19Florida StateFSUACC17-21942711
20IndianaINDBig Ten13-620444982
21ButlerBUTBig East16-321686
22Saint Mary'sSMCWCC15-2221682219
23Iowa StateISUBig 1211-623214551
24CreightonCREIBig East18-1245157
25Wichita StWICHMVC16-4251834483

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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