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
572
21
Louisville
131
22
UCLA
125
23
Jacksonville
122
24
North Carolina State
111
25
Coastal Carolina
107
26
Missouri State
99
27
South Carolina
96
28
South Florida
88
29
LSU
87
30
FAU
84
31
Kentucky
76
32
Vanderbilt
75
33
Saint John's
60
34
Indiana
54
35
Baylor
51
36
Oklahoma State
33
37
Dallas Baptist
24
38
Southern Miss
6
39
Northeastern
1
40
Purdue
-
41
Troy
-8
42
Houston
-21
43
Oklahoma
-30
44
Cal State Fullerton
-31
45
UCF
-54
46
Ohio State
-61
47
Missouri
-66
48
Arizona
-66
49
Washington
-73
50
Illinois
-85
51
South Alabama
-95
52
West Virginia
-115
53
San Diego State
-125
54
Wichita State
-140
55
Sam Houston State
-143
56
Georgia Tech
-155
57
TCU
-157
58
Louisiana
-162
59
Kent State
-171
75
Tennessee
-297
100
Morehead State
-428
125
Kennesaw State
-537
150
Ball State
-647
175
Eastern Kentucky
-758
200
Southeast Missouri
-874
225
Jackson State
-1005
250
Niagara
-1191
275
Coppin State
-1400
Direct Impact Games
No Direct Impact Games today
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games