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ESPN started the BPI this year, which looks to rival the RPI, Kenpom, and Sagarin rankings systems. It takes into account the scores in every game, how a team performs at home, on the road, on neutral court, the pace of the game, and if any of the top five players (by minutes) were missing from any game. This likely puts us in a better light than the RPI rankings system, which only goes off of wins and losses. It would take into account how well we've played on the road and that Jaquon Parker didn't play in our losses to Presbyterian and Marshall. We're ranked 54th in the BPI as opposed to 96th in the RPI, 44th in Sagarin ratings, and 41st in Kenpom. I kind of like the BPI over the RPI, which is what most people use. Mainly because the RPI does not weigh in home and away games and doesn't weigh in on injured players.
Our SOS should also shoot up by the end of the season. We have 7 games left and only Providence is ranked outside of the top 100. We also have 3 games against top 25 teams.
Basketball Power Index (BPI) Rankings for Feb. 11, 2012
Nice find, I haven't heard of this until now.
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Nice find. This just makes more sense to me.
And, it allows ESPN to control what goes on in college sports even more.
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Lol! True but wins matter and this is so much better than the rpi. I will give espn a pass on this one.
This doesn't rival KenPom.....it basically is KenPom.
It has a 98.9% correlation with kenpom.
This is not Kenpom. There are differences between the two ranking systems. This article explains the BPI. There were six different categories that Kenpom, Sagarin, and RPI were using. RPI uses two of them. Sagarin and Kenpom each use four of them. BPI uses all six and adds in a seventh factor where they can lower the weight of a game if a key player is missing.
Basketball metrics guru Dean Oliver explains ESPN's new College Basketball Power Index, a more tempo-based ranking that improves upon existing college basketball power rankings.
And yet when applied, it is essentially KenPom. And quite frankly, KenPom is probably better.
The only thing that makes me believe they are different is that the teams have different rankings. UC is 42 in Kenpom, but 54 in BPI. Purdue is 34 in Kenpom, but 55 in BPI. Duke is 6 in BPI and 14 in Kenpom. New Mexico is 14 in Kenpom and 27 in BPI. Those are some pretty big differences for rating systems that some people on this thread are claiming to be nearly identical.
When you compare it every team in the rankings, it correlates 98.9% to kenpom. I didn't make that up. It was measured by someone else and reported.
I'm on my phone now, but ill explain the differences with UC later.
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