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
24-3
SOS Leader
Oklahoma
16-11
SOR Leader
Virginia
24-2
NCAAM RPI Leader
Virginia
24-2
RKTEAMCONFW-LBPI RKSOS RKSOR RKRPI RK
1VillanovaVILLBig East24-313842
2VirginiaUVAACC24-221211
3PurduePURBig Ten24-5331612
4DukeDUKEACC22-541754
5Michigan StateMSUBig Ten27-3560214
6CincinnatiCINAmerican23-46781213
7KansasKUBig 1222-671686
8North CarolinaUNCACC21-78275
9West VirginiaWVUBig 1220-89211631
10Texas TechTTUBig 1222-51053911
11Wichita StateWICHAmerican21-511732016
12GonzagaGONZWCC25-4121171845
13XavierXAVBig East24-4132033
14AuburnAUBSEC23-41464108
15Ohio StateOSUBig Ten23-715421320
16ClemsonCLEMACC20-61629119
17TennesseeTENNSEC19-71771415
18TCUTCUBig 1218-918142522
19Saint Mary'sSMCWCC25-4192243936
20HoustonHOUAmerican21-520691919
21NevadaNEVMW23-5211002810
22ArizonaARIZPac-1221-622672317
23ButlerBUTBig East19-1023193239
24MichiganMICHBig Ten22-724551529
25CreightonCREIBig East19-925463434

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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