ESPN’s College Basketball Power Index

There are many computer rankings of college basketball teams, from Sagarin to Kenpom to LRMC to RPI.  ESPN developed its College Basketball Power Index (BPI) to provide both a resume and a forecast for college basketball teams, but also accounting for an extra piece of information – whether key players were missing in a game.  This talk provides an overview of the distinctions between ESPN’s BPI and the other methods that exist.

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