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
Virginia
16-0
SOS Leader
Penn State
7-11
SOR Leader
Virginia
16-0
NCAAM RPI Leader
Virginia
16-0
RKTEAMCONFW-LBPI RKSOS RKSOR RKRPI RK
1Michigan StateMSUBig Ten16-2443--
2MichiganMICHBig Ten17-08642--
3NebraskaNEBBig Ten13-5132028--
4PurduePURBig Ten11-615230--
5WisconsinWISBig Ten11-616637--
6MarylandMDBig Ten16-3212612--
7Ohio StateOSUBig Ten12-5303844--
8IowaIOWABig Ten15-3312110--
9IndianaINDBig Ten12-5341329--
10NorthwesternNWBig Ten11-7473276--
11Penn StatePSUBig Ten7-11691133--
12MinnesotaMINNBig Ten13-4746335--
13IllinoisILLBig Ten5-121025188--
14RutgersRUTGBig Ten8-912715125--

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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