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
1CincinnatiCINAmerican31-5574117
2Wichita StWICHAmerican25-815682218
3HoustonHOUAmerican27-818671926
4SMUSMUAmerican17-167175120138
5TempleTEMAmerican17-1686497653
6UCFUCFAmerican19-13102738696
7TulsaTLSAAmerican19-1211110310276
8MemphisMEMAmerican21-131609193127
9TulaneTULNAmerican14-1717087173228
10UConnCONNAmerican14-1817359117126
11South FloridaUSFAmerican10-22289126284280
12East CarolinaECUAmerican10-20313129268278

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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