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
1064
23
Kentucky
199
24
Arizona State
182
25
Houston
176
26
Cincinnati
173
27
Xavier
141
28
Butler
138
29
USC
126
30
Saint Mary's College
101
31
Richmond
86
32
Wichita State
76
33
Oklahoma
54
34
East Tennessee State
42
35
Florida
40
36
Wisconsin
36
37
Utah State
27
38
Iowa
14
39
Ohio State
11
40
Virginia
7
41
Rutgers
6
42
Penn State
-
43
Michigan State
-3
44
Arkansas
-30
45
Illinois
-38
46
Georgetown
-42
47
Akron
-58
48
Furman
-60
49
Alabama
-64
50
Mississippi State
-95
51
VCU
-142
52
Saint Louis
-145
53
Michigan
-149
54
UNCG
-154
55
SMU
-154
56
Indiana
-162
57
Texas Tech
-170
58
Memphis
-181
59
Providence
-197
60
Yale
-202
61
South Carolina
-206
75
Saint Bonaventure
-329
100
Notre Dame
-492
125
Northern Colorado
-598
150
UNLV
-718
175
Rider
-846
200
Saint Joseph's
-1036
225
UIC
-1193
250
Quinnipiac
-1299
275
Portland
-1464
300
Fairleigh Dickinson
-1605
325
Tennessee Tech
-1755
353
Howard
-2491
Direct Impact Games
No Direct Impact Games today
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games
ESPN
7:00 PM 1 2 T
Syracuse
(14-11, 7-7 ACC)
0
#11 Louisville
(21-5, 12-3 ACC)
0
KFC Yum! Center (Louisville, KY)
Syracuse Wins
3.3 RPI Points
Syracuse Loses
-4.1 RPI Points
ACCNX
7:00 PM 1 2 T
Georgia Tech
(11-13, 6-8 ACC)
0
Wake Forest
(11-14, 4-11 ACC)
0
Lawrence Joel Coliseum (Winston-salem, NC)
Wake Forest Wins
4.1 RPI Points
Wake Forest Loses
-3.3 RPI Points
BTN
7:00 PM 1 2 T
Michigan
(16-9, 7-7 Big Ten)
0
Rutgers
(17-8, 9-6 Big Ten)
0
Rutgers Athletic Center (Piscataway, NJ)
Michigan Wins
2.7 RPI Points
Michigan Loses
-4.7 RPI Points
FS1
8:30 PM 1 2 T
Providence
(14-12, 7-6 Big East)
0
Georgetown
(15-10, 5-7 Big East)
0
Capital One Arena (Washington, DC)
Georgetown Wins
3.0 RPI Points
Georgetown Loses
-4.4 RPI Points
BTN
9:00 PM 1 2 T
Indiana
(16-9, 6-8 Big Ten)
0
Minnesota
(12-12, 6-8 Big Ten)
0
Williams Arena (Minneapolis, MN)
Minnesota Wins
7.7 RPI Points
Minnesota Loses
-7.7 RPI Points
SECN
7:00 PM 1 2 T
Texas A&M
(12-12, 6-6 SEC)
0
Alabama
(14-11, 6-6 SEC)
0
Coleman Coliseum (Tuscaloosa, AL)
Alabama Wins
3.3 RPI Points
Alabama Loses
-4.1 RPI Points
BTN
9:00 PM 1 2 T
Indiana
(16-9, 6-8 Big Ten)
0
Minnesota
(12-12, 6-8 Big Ten)
0
Williams Arena (Minneapolis, MN)
Indiana Wins
2.7 RPI Points
Indiana Loses
-4.7 RPI Points
BTN
7:00 PM 1 2 T
Michigan
(16-9, 7-7 Big Ten)
0
Rutgers
(17-8, 9-6 Big Ten)
0
Rutgers Athletic Center (Piscataway, NJ)
Rutgers Wins
2.4 RPI Points
Rutgers Loses
-5.0 RPI Points