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
Purdue
18-2
SOS Leader
Texas Southern
3-15
SOR Leader
Villanova
16-1
NCAAM RPI Leader
Duke
16-2
RKTEAMCONFW-LBPI RKSOS RKSOR RKRPI RK
1PurduePURBig Ten18-2124210
2VillanovaVILLBig East16-121614
3VirginiaUVAACC16-135033
4DukeDUKEACC16-241541
5Michigan StateMSUBig Ten16-35821932
6CincinnatiCINAmerican16-261241327
7KansasKUBig 1215-3714108
8GonzagaGONZWCC16-381082157
9Texas TechTTUBig 1215-2962914
10Wichita StateWICHAmerican15-2101001718
11North CarolinaUNCACC15-411252
12West VirginiaWVUBig 1215-312231120
13XavierXAVBig East16-3131786
14CreightonCREIBig East14-414412526
15ClemsonCLEMACC15-31539127
16Saint Mary'sSMCWCC17-2163354342
17MichiganMICHBig Ten16-417331528
18TennesseeTENNSEC12-41831613
19Ohio StateOSUBig Ten15-419181825
20TCUTCUBig 1213-420202622
21ArizonaARIZPac-1214-421462821
22Notre DameNDACC13-622636154
23NevadaNEVMW16-3231473017
24MiamiMIAACC13-424543224
25AuburnAUBSEC16-12511375

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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