2020 Western Carolina Catamounts 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
1659
25
Houston
707
50
Providence
463
75
Miami (FL)
252
100
Clemson
98
101
Pacific
92
102
Georgia State
86
103
Buffalo
75
104
Bradley
58
105
Kent State
58
106
Oregon State
50
107
Radford
44
108
Stony Brook
42
109
New Mexico State
42
110
UC Irvine
33
111
Loyola-Chicago
33
112
Texas State
17
113
Belmont
14
114
Washington
12
115
Northern Colorado
7
116
Davidson
4
117
Delaware
4
118
Saint John's
1
119
Western Carolina
-
120
UNLV
0
121
Saint Francis (PA)
-4
122
Pittsburgh
-5
123
TCU
-10
124
DePaul
-12
125
Missouri
-22
126
UCF
-25
127
Wake Forest
-29
128
Iowa State
-42
129
North Carolina
-42
130
North Florida
-49
131
Valparaiso
-84
132
Pepperdine
-90
133
Wright State
-95
134
South Dakota State
-104
135
Siena
-106
136
California
-116
137
Boston College
-117
138
La Salle
-125
150
Georgia Southern
-147
175
Toledo
-312
200
Tennessee State
-479
225
Oakland
-622
250
Lipscomb
-711
275
Southern
-890
300
Fairleigh Dickinson
-1013
325
Morehead State
-1208
353
Delaware State
-1883
Direct Impact Games
ESPN+
7:00 PM 1 2 T
Samford
(6-21, 3-13 Southern)
0
Western Carolina
(15-10, 9-7 Southern)
0
Ramsey Center (Cullowhee, NC)
Win: -26 RPI Points
Loss: -132 RPI Points
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games
ESPN+
7:00 PM 1 2 T
East Tennessee State
(22-4, 14-2 Southern)
0
Wofford
(14-13, 8-8 Southern)
0
Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium (Spartanburg, SC)
Wofford Wins
6.9 RPI Points
Wofford Loses
-7.4 RPI Points
ESPN+
7:00 PM 1 2 T
Mercer
(13-14, 9-7 Southern)
0
The Citadel
(3-21, 0-16 Southern)
0
McAlister Field House (Charleston, SC)
Mercer Wins
7.4 RPI Points
Mercer Loses
-6.9 RPI Points
SECN
6:30 PM 1 2 T
Georgia
(13-13, 4-10 SEC)
0
South Carolina
(16-11, 8-6 SEC)
0
Colonial Life Arena (Columbia, SC)
Georgia Wins
3.7 RPI Points
Georgia Loses
-3.7 RPI Points
ESPN+
7:00 PM 1 2 T
Furman
(20-6, 13-3 Southern)
0
UNCG
(21-6, 13-3 Southern)
0
Greensboro Coliseum (Greensboro, NC)
UNCG Wins
3.2 RPI Points
UNCG Loses
-11.1 RPI Points
ESPN+
7:00 PM 1 2 T
Furman
(20-6, 13-3 Southern)
0
UNCG
(21-6, 13-3 Southern)
0
Greensboro Coliseum (Greensboro, NC)
Furman Wins
3.4 RPI Points
Furman Loses
-11.4 RPI Points
ESPN+
7:00 PM 1 2 T
Samford
(6-21, 3-13 Southern)
0
Western Carolina
(15-10, 9-7 Southern)
0
Ramsey Center (Cullowhee, NC)
Samford Wins
5.6 RPI Points
Samford Loses
-1.6 RPI Points
ESPN+
7:00 PM 1 2 T
Mercer
(13-14, 9-7 Southern)
0
The Citadel
(3-21, 0-16 Southern)
0
McAlister Field House (Charleston, SC)
The Citadel Wins
14.0 RPI Points
The Citadel Loses
-2.0 RPI Points
ESPN+
7:00 PM 1 2 T
Chattanooga
(15-12, 8-8 Southern)
0
VMI
(5-21, 3-13 Southern)
0
Cameron Hall (Lexington, VA)
Chattanooga Wins
6.3 RPI Points
Chattanooga Loses
-7.9 RPI Points
ESPN+
7:00 PM 1 2 T
East Tennessee State
(22-4, 14-2 Southern)
0
Wofford
(14-13, 8-8 Southern)
0
Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium (Spartanburg, SC)
East Tennessee State Wins
1.1 RPI Points
East Tennessee State Loses
-6.3 RPI Points
ESPN+
7:00 PM 1 2 T
Chattanooga
(15-12, 8-8 Southern)
0
VMI
(5-21, 3-13 Southern)
0
Cameron Hall (Lexington, VA)
VMI Wins
12.0 RPI Points
VMI Loses
-2.8 RPI Points