Where Alabama ranks in ESPN’s Basketball Power Index entering final week of regular season

Nate Oats and the Alabama men’s basketball team are coming off an 86-83 home win over the Arkansas Razorbacks. As the regular season draws to a close they remain one of the nation’s top teams.

Before Alabama begins its final week of the regular season, let’s look at the latest update of ESPN’s Basketball Power Index.

According to ESPN, the 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 is a measure of team accomplishment based on how difficult a team’s won-loss record was 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.”

Here is a breakdown of where Alabama ranks in the BPI.

BPI: No. 3

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Strength of Schedule: No. 13

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Strength of Record: No. 2

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Remaining Strength of Schedule: No. 20

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Projected tournament seeding: 1.2

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