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
Duke
9-1
SOS Leader
Houston Baptist
0-7
SOR Leader
DePaul
9-0
NCAAM RPI Leader
Duke
9-1
RKTEAMCONFW-LBPI RKSOS RKSOR RKRPI RK
1Ohio StateOSUBig Ten9-021343--
2Michigan StateMSUBig Ten5-331970--
3PurduePURBig Ten5-382976--
4MarylandMDBig Ten10-0101684--
5WisconsinWISBig Ten5-41931104--
6Penn StatePSUBig Ten7-2204628--
7MichiganMICHBig Ten8-130145--
8IllinoisILLBig Ten6-331104107--
9IowaIOWABig Ten6-3342459--
10IndianaINDBig Ten8-13724431--
11MinnesotaMINNBig Ten4-45371144--
12RutgersRUTGBig Ten6-278320116--
13NorthwesternNWBig Ten4-3127245146--
14NebraskaNEBBig Ten4-5151199220--

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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