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
36-4
SOS Leader
North Carolina
26-11
SOR Leader
Villanova
36-4
NCAAM RPI Leader
Virginia
31-3
RKTEAMCONFW-LBPI RKSOS RKSOR RKRPI RK
1VirginiaUVAACC31-323221
2DukeDUKEACC29-83865
3North CarolinaUNCACC26-118194
4ClemsonCLEMACC25-1016141310
5Florida StFSUACC23-1229202148
6Virginia TechVTACC21-1230433958
7LouisvilleLOUACC22-1434374635
8MiamiMIAACC22-1035532623
9Notre DameNDACC21-1537505683
10SyracuseSYRACC23-1445243337
11NC StateNCSTACC21-1248514356
12Boston CollegeBCACC19-1680416488
13Wake ForestWAKEACC11-209338139153
14Georgia TechGTACC13-1912444114161
15PittsburghPITTACC8-2424733197232

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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