2020 Rutgers Scarlet Knights 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
1058
22
LSU
202
23
Kentucky
193
24
Arizona State
176
25
Houston
170
26
Cincinnati
167
27
Xavier
135
28
Butler
132
29
USC
120
30
Saint Mary's College
95
31
Richmond
80
32
Wichita State
70
33
Oklahoma
48
34
East Tennessee State
36
35
Florida
34
36
Wisconsin
30
37
Utah State
21
38
Iowa
8
39
Ohio State
5
40
Virginia
1
41
Rutgers
-
42
Penn State
-6
43
Michigan State
-9
44
Arkansas
-36
45
Illinois
-44
46
Georgetown
-48
47
Akron
-64
48
Furman
-66
49
Alabama
-70
50
Mississippi State
-101
51
VCU
-148
52
Saint Louis
-151
53
Michigan
-155
54
UNCG
-160
55
SMU
-160
56
Indiana
-168
57
Texas Tech
-176
58
Memphis
-187
59
Providence
-203
60
Yale
-208
75
Saint Bonaventure
-335
100
Notre Dame
-498
125
Northern Colorado
-604
150
UNLV
-724
175
Rider
-852
200
Saint Joseph's
-1042
225
UIC
-1199
250
Quinnipiac
-1305
275
Portland
-1470
300
Fairleigh Dickinson
-1611
325
Tennessee Tech
-1761
353
Howard
-2497
Direct Impact Games
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)
Win: 36 RPI Points
Loss: -122 RPI Points
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games
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
2.8 RPI Points
Michigan Loses
-4.9 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
4.0 RPI Points
Minnesota Loses
-4.0 RPI Points
ESPN+
7:30 PM 1 2 T
Central Arkansas
(8-17, 8-7 Southland)
0
Stephen F. Austin
(19-3, 13-1 Southland)
0
Johnson Coliseum (Nacogdoches, TX)
Stephen F. Austin Wins
1.2 RPI Points
Stephen F. Austin Loses
-7.5 RPI Points
FS1
6:30 PM 1 2 T
#21 Butler
(19-7, 7-6 Big East)
0
#16 Seton Hall
(18-7, 10-3 Big East)
0
Prudential Center (Newark, NJ)
Seton Hall Wins
2.2 RPI Points
Seton Hall Loses
-5.5 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
2.8 RPI Points
Indiana Loses
-4.9 RPI Points
7:00 PM 1 2 T
Boston University
(15-11, 10-4 Patriot League)
0
Lafayette
(15-9, 8-6 Patriot League)
0
Kirby Sports Center (Easton, PA)
Lafayette Wins
3.0 RPI Points
Lafayette Loses
-5.0 RPI Points