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
Villanova
23-3
SOS Leader
Oklahoma
16-9
SOR Leader
Virginia
24-2
NCAAM RPI Leader
Virginia
24-2
RKTEAMCONFW-LBPI RKSOS RKSOR RKRPI RK
1VillanovaVILLBig East23-314743
2VirginiaUVAACC24-221211
3PurduePURBig Ten23-5328514
4CincinnatiCINAmerican23-34831110
5DukeDUKEACC21-552185
6Michigan StateMSUBig Ten25-3657315
7GonzagaGONZWCC24-471121541
8Texas TechTTUBig 1222-4854611
9KansasKUBig 1220-6916139
10North CarolinaUNCACC20-710297
11West VirginiaWVUBig 1219-711391831
12Wichita StateWICHAmerican20-512842619
13XavierXAVBig East24-3132422
14AuburnAUBSEC23-3146674
15TennesseeTENNSEC19-61551212
16ClemsonCLEMACC20-51634106
17Ohio StateOSUBig Ten22-617431420
18CreightonCREIBig East19-718512024
19Saint Mary'sSMCWCC24-4192164237
20ArizonaARIZPac-1221-620682216
21NevadaNEVMW22-5211073213
22TCUTCUBig 1217-922102826
23MichiganMICHBig Ten21-723561738
24Rhode IslandURIA 1021-42487168
25HoustonHOUAmerican20-525711921

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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