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
Baylor
18-1
RKTEAMCONFW-LBPI RKSOS RKSOR RKRPI RK
1VillanovaNOVABig East19-113122
2West VirginiaWVUBig 1215-42592639
3KentuckyUKSEC17-2350133
4North CarolinaUNCACC18-342089
5DukeDUKEACC15-55392814
6KansasKUBig 1218-163346
7VirginiaUVAACC15-37261515
8LouisvilleLOUACC16-48197
9PurduePURBig Ten16-49612426
10UCLAUCLAPac-1219-210841423
11OregonOREPac-1218-2111521813
12FloridaFLASEC14-512111910
13GonzagaGONZWCC20-013104312
14BaylorBAYBig 1218-1141411
15WisconsinWISBig Ten16-315171024
16ArizonaARIZPac-1218-21657128
17Notre DameNDACC17-31721716
18CincinnatiCINAmerican17-218831619
19Florida StateFSUACC18-2193555
20IndianaINDBig Ten14-620484674
21Saint Mary'sSMCWCC17-2211922025
22Iowa StateISUBig 1212-622163651
23ButlerBUTBig East17-323764
24CreightonCREIBig East18-224521111
25Wichita StWICHMVC17-4251784485

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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