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
Gonzaga
25-2
SOS Leader
Penn State
9-16
SOR Leader
Duke
23-2
NCAAM RPI Leader
Gonzaga
25-2
RKTEAMCONFW-LBPI RKSOS RKSOR RKRPI RK
1GonzagaGONZWCC25-21745--
2DukeDUKEACC23-22121--
3VirginiaUVAACC23-23132--
4Michigan StateMSUBig Ten21-5466--
5North CarolinaUNCACC20-5577--
6KentuckyUKSEC21-46288--
7TennesseeTENNSEC23-27633--
8Virginia TechVTACC20-684019--
9MichiganMICHBig Ten23-39384--
10Texas TechTTUBig 1221-5104816--
11PurduePURBig Ten18-711515--
12Iowa StateISUBig 1219-6134324--
13WisconsinWISBig Ten18-814420--
14NevadaNEVMW24-11514913--
15KansasKUBig 1220-61629--
16HoustonHOUAmerican25-1179310--
17LouisvilleLOUACC18-8181022--
18VillanovaVILLBig East20-6194925--
19Florida StateFSUACC20-5204217--
20MarylandMDBig Ten19-7232021--
21LSULSUSEC21-4245011--
22BuffaloBUFFMAC E22-32610023--
23MarquetteMARQBig East21-4275414--
24IowaIOWABig Ten20-5303112--
25Kansas StateKSUBig 1220-6343218--

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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