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
Kansas
25-3
SOS Leader
Purdue
14-14
SOR Leader
Kansas
25-3
NCAAM RPI Leader
Kansas
25-3
RKTEAMCONFW-LBPI RKSOS RKSOR RKRPI RK
1Michigan StateMSUBig Ten18-941121--
2Ohio StateOSUBig Ten18-9101019--
3MarylandMDBig Ten22-511216--
4MichiganMICHBig Ten18-915218--
5PurduePURBig Ten14-1420155--
6Penn StatePSUBig Ten20-7211814--
7IowaIOWABig Ten19-825915--
8WisconsinWISBig Ten17-1026425--
9IllinoisILLBig Ten18-9332526--
10RutgersRUTGBig Ten18-10343742--
11MinnesotaMINNBig Ten13-1335357--
12IndianaINDBig Ten18-9381522--
13NorthwesternNWBig Ten6-201466193--
14NebraskaNEBBig Ten7-2014813183--

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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