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
16-1
SOS Leader
Penn State
7-12
SOR Leader
Virginia
16-1
NCAAM RPI Leader
Virginia
16-1
RKTEAMCONFW-LBPI RKSOS RKSOR RKRPI RK
101Old DominionODUC-USA14-5101307106--
102Western KentuckyWKUC-USA9-910274148--
103Austin PeayAPSUOVC13-6103276130--
104San DiegoUSDWCC13-7104165118--
105Saint LouisSLUA 1014-410515150--
106ColoradoCOLOPac-1210-7106225151--
107Oklahoma StateOKSTBig 128-1010712117--
108NortheasternNECAA11-810872116--
109PennsylvaniaPENNIvy11-610913899--
110UC Santa BarbaraUCSBBig West14-311034883--
111Rhode IslandURIA 1010-7111197141--
112IllinoisILLBig Ten5-131124184--
113Boston CollegeBCACC10-711357104--
114Georgia SouthernGASOSun Belt12-7114141110--
115DePaulDEPBig East11-61158688--
116MontanaMONTBig Sky12-6116207122--
117Jacksonville StateJVSTOVC14-5117292102--
118North TexasUNTC-USA17-211835359--
119GeorgiaUGASEC9-811945124--
120San Diego StateSDSUMW10-7120203159--
121George MasonGMUA 1011-8121150143--
122Gardner-WebbWEBBBig South12-7122241158--
123Boise StateBSUMW8-10123162206--
124CharlestonCHLSCAA14-612420195--
125RutgersRUTGBig Ten8-912516126--

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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