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
Baylor
17-1
Most Quality Wins
Michigan State
15-5
SOS Leader
Miami
10-9
Non-Conf SOS Leader
Houston Baptist
1-16
RKTEAMCONFW-LSOR RKSeedSOR S-CurveQual W-LSOS RKNon-Conf SOS RK
1Northern IowaUNIMVC17-3308301-1163170
2DrakeDRKEMVC15-691--1050-2220221
3Indiana StateINSTMVC11-8117--1250-210167
4Loyola ChicagoL-ILMVC14-7128--1340-0267306
5BradleyBRADMVC14-7129--1350-0272327
6ValparaisoVALMVC11-10185--1850-2179201
7Southern IllinoisSIUMVC11-10197--1970-0250323
8Missouri StateMOSTMVC10-11202--2020-2143129
9EvansvilleEVANMVC9-12240--2391-0241309
10Illinois StateILSTMVC6-14275--2740-1159194

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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