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
Oregon State
521
16
Tennessee Tech
184
17
Texas A&M
162
18
Mississippi State
156
19
Texas
134
20
Connecticut
98
21
Louisville
80
22
UCLA
74
23
Jacksonville
71
24
North Carolina State
60
25
Coastal Carolina
56
26
Missouri State
48
27
South Carolina
45
28
South Florida
37
29
LSU
36
30
FAU
33
31
Kentucky
25
32
Vanderbilt
24
33
Saint John's
9
34
Indiana
3
35
Baylor
-
36
Oklahoma State
-18
37
Dallas Baptist
-27
38
Southern Miss
-45
39
Northeastern
-50
40
Purdue
-51
41
Troy
-59
42
Houston
-72
43
Oklahoma
-81
44
Cal State Fullerton
-82
45
UCF
-105
46
Ohio State
-112
47
Missouri
-117
48
Arizona
-117
49
Washington
-124
50
Illinois
-136
51
South Alabama
-146
52
West Virginia
-166
53
San Diego State
-176
54
Wichita State
-191
75
Tennessee
-348
100
Morehead State
-479
125
Kennesaw State
-588
150
Ball State
-698
175
Eastern Kentucky
-809
200
Southeast Missouri
-925
225
Jackson State
-1056
250
Niagara
-1242
275
Coppin State
-1451
Direct Impact Games
No Direct Impact Games today
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games