Introducing the BPI
College Basketball Power Index takes advanced power rankings another step forward
Rating college basketball teams is mainly about identifying NCAA tournament teams. The tournament itself decides who is the ultimate champion, but who deserves to be there?
There are arguments every year regarding fringe teams. ESPN Bracketologist Joe Lunardi will tell you who is likely to make it. Jay Bilas and other ESPN college basketball analysts want to be able to tell you who should make it. To that end, they asked the ESPN Analytics Department to help them. What we created ...
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College Basketball Power Index
The College Basketball Power Index (BPI) is a men's team rating that accounts for a team's scores in all D-I games, by location, result, the strength of their opponent, and whether any of their top five players (by minutes per game) was missing.
How it differs from the RPI: