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.

SOR Leader
Kansas
28-3
Most Quality Wins
Maryland
24-7
SOS Leader
Michigan
19-12
Non-Conf SOS Leader
Houston Baptist
4-25
RKTEAMCONFW-LSOR RKSeedSOR S-CurveQual W-LSOS RKNon-Conf SOS RK
1KansasKUBig 1228-311111-3116
2BaylorBAYBig 1226-421210-22954
3GonzagaGONZWCC31-23136-29559
4MarylandMDBig Ten24-741412-79114
5Florida StateFSUACC26-55257-33949
6San Diego StateSDSUMountain West30-26265-1105103
7DaytonDAYA 1029-27272-2102129
8VillanovaVILLBig East24-78289-72322
9CreightonCREIBig East24-793911-52852
10KentuckyUKSEC25-6103109-25658
11Michigan StateMSUBig Ten22-91131112-8744
12DukeDUKEACC25-6123125-35993
13WisconsinWISBig Ten21-101341312-9445
14AuburnAUBSEC25-6144146-266151
15LouisvilleLOUACC24-7154155-552121
16OregonOREPac-1224-7164166-25317
17VirginiaUVAACC23-7175174-543189
18Seton HallHALLBig East21-9185188-81312
19Ohio StateOSUBig Ten21-101951911-101072
20ButlerBUTBig East22-9205209-72546
21Penn StatePSUBig Ten21-102162110-816232
22IllinoisILLBig Ten21-102262210-824316
23IowaIOWABig Ten20-112362312-9526
24MichiganMICHBig Ten19-12246249-12123
25West VirginiaWVUBig 1221-10257254-62228
26East Tennessee StateETSUSouthern30-4267261-1167206
27BYUBYUWCC24-8277274-57610
28Saint Mary'sSMCWCC26-8287284-58669
29IndianaINDBig Ten20-12298297-1217187
30HoustonHOUAmerican23-8308303-37589
31OklahomaOKLABig 1219-12318315-71416
32Wichita StateWICHAmerican23-8328321-578169
33RutgersRUTGBig Ten20-11339339-933333
34USCUSCPac-1222-9349342-569141
35Utah StateUSUMountain West26-8359353-410466
36TexasTEXBig 1219-12369364-927112
37LSULSUSEC21-103710373-66167
38MarquetteMARQBig East18-123810385-102137
39RichmondRICHA 1024-73910391-2110180
40Stephen F. AustinSFASouthland28-34010401-1330155
41Arizona StateASUPac-1220-114111412-75151
42FloridaFLASEC19-124211425-8369
43Rhode IslandURIA 1021-94311431-68327
44ArizonaARIZPac-1221-114411442-46475
45Oklahoma StateOKSTBig 1218-144512454-101931
46XavierXAVBig East19-134612463-1131102
47NC StateNCSTACC20-124712474-448143
48CincinnatiCINAmerican20-104812483-47356
49PurduePURBig Ten16-1549--698-13219
50ProvidencePROVBig East19-1250--707-644230

Glossary

  • 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.
  • Seed: Seed in the NCAA Tournament based on SOR.
  • SOR S-Curve: A team's spot on the NCAA Tournament S-Curve based on current SOR.
  • Qual W-L: Number of wins and losses against current top 50 BPI 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.
  • Non-Conf SOS RK: SOS rank for non-conference games to date among all Division I teams.

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