2020 Houston Cougars Impact Games


Impact Games are games that can move a team up or down the RPI Ladder (increase or decrease RPI Rank).
Direct Impact Games are head-to-head matchups for the team.
Indirect Impact Games are games that include a previous opponent of the team and impact the team's SOS component of RPI.
Late in the season, Indirect Impact Games may only have a small impact on a team's RPI Rank.
Normally, a win will increase a team's RPI Rank and a loss will decrease it, but sometimes when playing a really strong opponent a win or a loss will increase RPI Rank and when playing a much weaker opponent a win or a loss will decrease RPI Rank.
RPI Points are approximate.

RPI Ladder
RPI
Team
RPI Pts
Needed
1
Kansas
873
5
Auburn
413
6
Maryland
407
7
San Diego State
402
8
West Virginia
401
9
Florida State
401
10
Villanova
362
11
Oregon
353
12
Creighton
317
13
Louisville
303
14
Colorado
277
15
Gonzaga
174
16
Seton Hall
165
17
Arizona
141
18
Rhode Island
136
19
BYU
86
20
Northern Iowa
76
21
Marquette
63
22
Kentucky
10
23
LSU
5
24
Houston
-
25
Arizona State
-7
26
East Tennessee State
-70
27
USC
-79
28
Butler
-80
29
Xavier
-81
30
Saint Mary's College
-87
31
Richmond
-98
32
Wichita State
-118
33
Oklahoma
-144
34
Cincinnati
-145
35
Florida
-162
36
Wisconsin
-165
37
Ohio State
-196
38
Virginia
-198
39
Iowa
-199
40
Utah State
-207
41
Michigan State
-209
42
Penn State
-224
43
Illinois
-238
50
Rutgers
-304
75
Saint Bonaventure
-533
100
Georgia
-687
125
Appalachian State
-801
150
Valparaiso
-907
175
Missouri State
-1045
200
Rice
-1229
225
Albany
-1373
250
Loyola-Maryland
-1500
275
Seattle University
-1666
300
Fairleigh Dickinson
-1803
325
Detroit
-1941
353
Howard
-2675
Direct Impact Games
No Direct Impact Games today
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games
7:00 PM 1 2 T
Connecticut
(14-11, 5-7 American Athletic)
0
Temple
(13-12, 5-7 American Athletic)
0
Liacouras Center (Philadelphia, PA)
Connecticut Wins
3.1 RPI Points
Connecticut Loses
-4.0 RPI Points
CBSSN
9:00 PM 1 2 T
Santa Clara
(16-9, 5-7 West Coast)
0
#23 BYU
(20-7, 10-3 West Coast)
0
Marriott Center (Provo, UT)
BYU Wins
1.7 RPI Points
BYU Loses
-4.9 RPI Points
ESPN+
8:00 PM 1 2 T
Georgia Southern
(14-11, 10-6 Sun Belt)
0
Texas State
(15-10, 10-6 Sun Belt)
0
Strahan Coliseum (San Marcos, TX)
Texas State Wins
2.8 RPI Points
Texas State Loses
-4.3 RPI Points
CBSSN
7:00 PM 1 2 T
South Florida
(11-14, 4-8 American Athletic)
0
Wichita State
(19-6, 7-5 American Athletic)
0
Charles Koch Arena (Wichita, KS)
Wichita State Wins
3.4 RPI Points
Wichita State Loses
-10.8 RPI Points
10:00 PM 1 2 T
Stanford
(16-9, 5-7 Pac-12)
0
Washington
(12-14, 2-11 Pac-12)
0
Alaska Airlines Arena (Seattle, WA)
Washington Wins
3.7 RPI Points
Washington Loses
-3.2 RPI Points
7:00 PM 1 2 T
Connecticut
(14-11, 5-7 American Athletic)
0
Temple
(13-12, 5-7 American Athletic)
0
Liacouras Center (Philadelphia, PA)
Temple Wins
3.4 RPI Points
Temple Loses
-3.7 RPI Points
ESPN+
8:00 PM 1 2 T
Georgia State
(16-9, 11-5 Sun Belt)
0
UTA
(10-15, 8-8 Sun Belt)
0
College Park Center (Arlington, TX)
UTA Wins
4.3 RPI Points
UTA Loses
-2.8 RPI Points
CBSSN
7:00 PM 1 2 T
South Florida
(11-14, 4-8 American Athletic)
0
Wichita State
(19-6, 7-5 American Athletic)
0
Charles Koch Arena (Wichita, KS)
South Florida Wins
8.0 RPI Points
South Florida Loses
-6.3 RPI Points
9:00 PM 1 2 T
Pepperdine
(14-13, 7-6 West Coast)
0
Portland
(7-18, 1-11 West Coast)
0
Chiles Center (Portland, OR)
Portland Wins
5.1 RPI Points
Portland Loses
-2.0 RPI Points
9:00 PM 1 2 T
#14 Oregon
(20-6, 9-4 Pac-12)
0
Arizona State
(17-8, 8-4 Pac-12)
0
Wells Fargo Arena (Tempe, AZ)
Oregon Wins
1.6 RPI Points
Oregon Loses
-5.3 RPI Points