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
28-3
SOS Leader
Michigan
19-12
SOR Leader
Kansas
28-3
NCAAM RPI Leader
Kansas
28-3
RKTEAMCONFW-LBPI RKSOS RKSOR RKRPI RK
1KansasKUBig 1228-31111--
2DukeDUKEACC25-625912--
3GonzagaGONZWCC31-23953--
4Michigan StateMSUBig Ten22-94711--
5DaytonDAYA 1029-251027--
6BaylorBAYBig 1226-46292--
7San Diego StateSDSUMountain West30-271056--
8LouisvilleLOUACC24-785215--
9Ohio StateOSUBig Ten21-1091019--
10West VirginiaWVUBig 1221-10112225--
11Florida StateFSUACC26-512395--
12OregonOREPac-1224-7135316--
13MarylandMDBig Ten24-71494--
14HoustonHOUAmerican23-8157530--
15VillanovaVILLBig East24-716238--
16BYUBYUWCC24-8177627--
17WisconsinWISBig Ten21-1021413--
18Seton HallHALLBig East21-9221318--
19KentuckyUKSEC25-6245610--
20CreightonCREIBig East24-725289--
21ButlerBUTBig East22-9262520--
22IowaIOWABig Ten20-1127523--
23AuburnAUBSEC25-6296614--
24IllinoisILLBig Ten21-10342422--
25VirginiaUVAACC23-7364317--

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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