2021 LSU Tigers 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
Michigan
674
12
Georgia State
278
13
Kansas
243
14
San Diego State
208
15
BYU
187
16
Villanova
179
17
Maryland
155
18
Louisville
141
19
Ohio State
114
20
Xavier
110
21
Minnesota
91
22
Saint Bonaventure
77
23
Boise State
53
24
Drake
51
25
UCLA
41
26
Stanford
26
27
USC
21
28
Colorado
19
29
Purdue
15
30
Florida
15
31
LSU
-
32
Wichita State
-6
33
Tennessee
-13
34
Northeastern
-15
35
Oklahoma State
-63
36
Oklahoma
-68
37
Virginia Tech
-72
38
Colorado State
-73
39
Oregon
-76
40
Iowa
-102
41
Pacific
-102
42
Wisconsin
-112
43
North Carolina
-124
44
Seton Hall
-125
45
Virginia
-151
46
Western Kentucky
-155
47
Wofford
-162
48
Temple
-187
49
Illinois
-191
50
SMU
-193
75
Mercer
-396
100
South Carolina
-692
125
Saint John's
-838
150
Louisiana
-980
175
Norfolk State
-1151
200
SIUE
-1326
225
IUPUI
-1446
250
UMass-Lowell
-1647
275
Robert Morris
-1825
300
Dixie State
-1993
325
Binghamton
-2344

Direct Impact Games


ESPN
Final 1 2 T
LSU
(10-4, 5-3 SEC)
36 33 69
» Kentucky
(5-9, 4-3 SEC)
49 33 82
Rupp Arena (Lexington, KY)
Win: 18 RPI Points
Loss: -167 RPI Points

Indirect (SOS) Impact Games


ESPN2
Final 1 2 T
» Auburn
(9-7, 3-5 SEC)
57 52 109
South Carolina
(3-5, 1-3 SEC)
42 44 86
Colonial Life Arena (Columbia, SC)
South Carolina Wins
24.8 RPI Points
South Carolina Loses
-14.9 RPI Points
ESPN+
Final 1 2 T
SIUE
(3-5, 2-1 Ohio Valley)
22 40 62
» Belmont
(15-1, 10-0 Ohio Valley)
56 58 114
Curb Event Center (Nashville, TN)
SIUE Wins
24.8 RPI Points
SIUE Loses
-14.9 RPI Points
ESPN2
Final 1 2 T
» Florida
(8-4, 5-3 SEC)
42 50 92
Georgia
(8-5, 2-5 SEC)
39 45 84
Stegeman Coliseum (Athens, GA)
Florida Wins
9.2 RPI Points
Florida Loses
-18.3 RPI Points
Final 1 2 T
New Orleans
(3-10, 3-3 Southland)
36 26 62
» Nicholls
(8-5, 6-1 Southland)
42 44 86
Stopher Gymnasium (Thibodaux, LA)
Nicholls Wins
9.8 RPI Points
Nicholls Loses
-15.7 RPI Points
ESPN2
Final 1 2 T
» Florida
(8-4, 5-3 SEC)
42 50 92
Georgia
(8-5, 2-5 SEC)
39 45 84
Stegeman Coliseum (Athens, GA)
Georgia Wins
9.8 RPI Points
Georgia Loses
-15.7 RPI Points
SECN
Final 1 2 T
Texas A&M
(7-6, 2-5 SEC)
28 22 50
» Ole Miss
(8-6, 3-4 SEC)
31 30 61
The Pavilion at Ole Miss (Oxford, MS)
Texas A&M Wins
11.8 RPI Points
Texas A&M Loses
-13.7 RPI Points
SECN
Final 1 2 T
Texas A&M
(7-6, 2-5 SEC)
28 22 50
» Ole Miss
(8-6, 3-4 SEC)
31 30 61
The Pavilion at Ole Miss (Oxford, MS)
Ole Miss Wins
10.2 RPI Points
Ole Miss Loses
-13.6 RPI Points
ESPN+
Final 1 2 T
» Northwestern State
(2-14, 2-4 Southland)
39 34 73
Southeastern Louisiana
(4-11, 2-4 Southland)
29 39 68
University Center (Hammond, LA)
Southeastern Louisiana Wins
16.4 RPI Points
Southeastern Louisiana Loses
-6.0 RPI Points
SECN
Final 1 2 T
» Arkansas
(12-4, 4-4 SEC)
45 47 92
Vanderbilt
(4-7, 0-5 SEC)
35 36 71
Memorial Gymnasium (Nashville, TN)
Arkansas Wins
5.3 RPI Points
Arkansas Loses
-15.8 RPI Points
SECN
Final 1 2 T
Mississippi State
(9-7, 4-4 SEC)
35 38 73
» #18 Alabama
(13-3, 8-0 SEC)
40 41 81
Coleman Coliseum (Tuscaloosa, AL)
Alabama Wins
3.9 RPI Points
Alabama Loses
-17.1 RPI Points
ESPN+
2nd Half - 5:00 1 2 T
Louisiana Tech
(11-5, 4-3 Conference USA)
32 32 64
UTEP
(4-6, 3-4 Conference USA)
23 20 43
Don Haskins Center (El Paso, TX)
Louisiana Tech Wins
6.6 RPI Points
Louisiana Tech Loses
-14.4 RPI Points