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
25-4
SOS Leader
North Carolina
22-7
SOR Leader
Virginia
26-2
NCAAM RPI Leader
Virginia
26-2
RKTEAMCONFW-LBPI RKSOS RKSOR RKRPI RK
1VillanovaVILLBig East25-412942
2VirginiaUVAACC26-224011
3PurduePURBig Ten25-5333711
4DukeDUKEACC24-541964
5Michigan StateMSUBig Ten27-3562315
6CincinnatiCINAmerican24-46811512
7North CarolinaUNCACC22-77155
8KansasKUBig 1223-681186
9West VirginiaWVUBig 1221-89301825
10GonzagaGONZWCC27-4101031646
11Wichita StateWICHAmerican23-511691717
12Texas TechTTUBig 1222-712371413
13XavierXAVBig East25-4132123
14AuburnAUBSEC24-51463127
15Ohio StateOSUBig Ten24-715451120
16TennesseeTENNSEC21-71651014
17MichiganMICHBig Ten24-71749928
18ClemsonCLEMACC21-71828139
19TCUTCUBig 1220-919152121
20ArizonaARIZPac-1222-720663118
21CreightonCREIBig East20-921392338
22ButlerBUTBig East19-1022243533
23Saint Mary'sSMCWCC27-4232494232
24HoustonHOUAmerican21-624712419
25Rhode IslandURIA 1023-42589198

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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