2020 Penn State Nittany Lions 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
1106
25
Virginia
232
29
Colorado
194
30
Rhode Island
192
31
Akron
186
32
LSU
178
33
Wichita State
168
34
Cincinnati
159
35
Saint Louis
140
36
Utah State
133
37
Arizona State
112
38
Iowa
112
39
Oklahoma
75
40
Florida
74
41
USC
54
42
Providence
52
43
Illinois
50
44
Michigan
37
45
Furman
11
46
Memphis
9
47
Xavier
0
48
Penn State
-
49
Mississippi State
-4
50
Marquette
-21
51
Arkansas
-32
52
Indiana
-58
53
Yale
-65
54
Louisiana Tech
-101
55
Stephen F. Austin
-112
56
Tennessee
-115
57
San Francisco
-116
58
Eastern Washington
-119
59
Rutgers
-126
60
Texas
-149
61
Texas Tech
-157
62
North Carolina State
-164
63
Duquesne
-169
64
Western Kentucky
-171
65
Vermont
-183
66
Oklahoma State
-187
67
Liberty
-189
75
Connecticut
-225
100
Georgetown
-373
125
Minnesota
-499
150
Ball State
-622
175
Washington State
-724
200
UTEP
-908
225
Southern
-1055
250
Iona
-1171
275
UC Davis
-1310
300
Samford
-1483
325
VMI
-1651
353
Howard
-2252
Direct Impact Games
No Direct Impact Games today
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games