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
North Carolina
4-0
SOS Leader
Rider
0-1
SOR Leader
Furman
5-0
NCAAM RPI Leader
North Carolina
4-0
RKTEAMCONFW-LBPI RKSOS RKSOR RKRPI RK
1North CarolinaUNCACC4-011498--
2VirginiaUVAACC3-0234086--
3KansasKUBig 123-03635--
4GonzagaGONZWCC3-0428746--
5TennesseeTENNSEC3-0528040--
6DukeDUKEACC3-061049--
7WisconsinWISBig Ten3-0723119--
8Michigan StateMSUBig Ten3-1813097--
9Virginia TechVTACC4-091116--
10KentuckyUKSEC3-11014789--
11AuburnAUBSEC3-01129044--
12NC StateNCSTACC4-012349102--
13MarquetteMARQBig East3-113129106--
14NevadaNEVMW3-01426633--
15Florida StateFSUACC2-0157715--
16BaylorBAYBig 123-116329184--
17West VirginiaWVUBig 122-21793142--
18SyracuseSYRACC2-218143185--
19FloridaFLASEC2-11980109--
20IndianaINDBig Ten3-12016379--
21VillanovaVILLBig East2-221232225--
22Kansas StateKSUBig 124-02225920--
23ClemsonCLEMACC3-02332674--
24NorthwesternNWBig Ten3-02433883--
25Ohio StateOSUBig Ten4-025574--

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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