2021 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
Arkansas
1424
25
Louisiana Tech
817
50
Ball State
554
75
Oklahoma
410
100
Gardner-Webb
265
125
North Florida
145
132
California Baptist
112
133
Kennesaw State
110
134
ULM
105
135
Army
95
136
Central Connecticut
92
137
Penn
91
138
BYU
87
139
Cal State Northridge
74
140
Stetson
70
141
UTA
70
142
Oral Roberts
65
143
George Washington
64
144
NJIT
58
145
Davidson
38
146
Cal State Fullerton
36
147
South Florida
35
148
Tennessee Tech
24
149
FIU
20
150
Charleston
2
151
Penn State
-
152
Radford
-9
153
New Orleans
-16
154
Northwestern State
-17
155
Sacred Heart
-18
156
Sacramento State
-19
157
Illinois State
-22
158
Albany
-23
159
UMass
-24
160
Binghamton
-31
161
East Tennessee State
-32
162
Eastern Illinois
-33
163
UMass-Lowell
-39
164
Texas State
-41
165
Fresno State
-43
166
UC San Diego
-47
167
UTRGV
-51
168
Western Kentucky
-51
169
Saint Mary's College
-52
170
Toledo
-56
175
Hartford
-74
200
SIUE
-187
225
Florida A&M
-283
250
Michigan State
-455
275
Saint Bonaventure
-801

Direct Impact Games


2:00 PM R H E
Rutgers
(17-17, 17-17 Big Ten)
0
Penn State
(13-20, 13-20 Big Ten)
0
Medlar Field at Lubrano Park (University Park, PA)
Win: 34 RPI Points
Loss: -37 RPI Points
Postponed R H E
Minnesota
(4-26, 4-26 Big Ten)
0
Penn State
(13-20, 13-20 Big Ten)
0
Medlar Field at Lubrano Park (University Park, PA)
Win: -27 RPI Points
Loss: -98 RPI Points

Indirect (SOS) Impact Games


6:00 PM R H E
Michigan State
(13-22, 13-22 Big Ten)
0
Ohio State
(18-14, 18-14 Big Ten)
0
Bill Davis Stadium (Columbus, OH)
Michigan State Wins
13.2 RPI Points
Michigan State Loses
-7.8 RPI Points
7:30 PM R H E
Northwestern
(12-16, 12-16 Big Ten)
0
Nebraska
(23-11, 23-11 Big Ten)
0
Haymarket Park (Lincoln, NE)
Northwestern Wins
11.9 RPI Points
Northwestern Loses
-9.0 RPI Points
4:00 PM R H E
#23 Indiana
(23-10, 23-10 Big Ten)
0
Michigan
(23-12, 23-12 Big Ten)
0
Ray Fisher Stadium (Ann Arbor, MI)
Indiana Wins
5.4 RPI Points
Indiana Loses
-12.4 RPI Points
6:00 PM R H E
Michigan State
(13-22, 13-22 Big Ten)
0
Ohio State
(18-14, 18-14 Big Ten)
0
Bill Davis Stadium (Columbus, OH)
Ohio State Wins
6.0 RPI Points
Ohio State Loses
-7.7 RPI Points
7:30 PM R H E
Northwestern
(12-16, 12-16 Big Ten)
0
Nebraska
(23-11, 23-11 Big Ten)
0
Haymarket Park (Lincoln, NE)
Nebraska Wins
4.2 RPI Points
Nebraska Loses
-8.8 RPI Points
6:30 PM R H E
Purdue
(11-21, 11-21 Big Ten)
0
Maryland
(21-14, 21-14 Big Ten)
0
Shipley Field (College Park, MD)
Maryland Wins
5.1 RPI Points
Maryland Loses
-7.6 RPI Points
4:00 PM R H E
#23 Indiana
(23-10, 23-10 Big Ten)
0
Michigan
(23-12, 23-12 Big Ten)
0
Ray Fisher Stadium (Ann Arbor, MI)
Michigan Wins
4.3 RPI Points
Michigan Loses
-8.3 RPI Points
7:00 PM R H E
Illinois
(16-18, 16-18 Big Ten)
0
Iowa
(21-14, 21-14 Big Ten)
0
Duane Banks Field (Iowa City, IA)
Iowa Wins
5.1 RPI Points
Iowa Loses
-7.6 RPI Points
6:30 PM R H E
Purdue
(11-21, 11-21 Big Ten)
0
Maryland
(21-14, 21-14 Big Ten)
0
Shipley Field (College Park, MD)
Purdue Wins
6.0 RPI Points
Purdue Loses
-3.2 RPI Points