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
476
8
Texas Tech
328
9
Auburn
257
10
Georgia
248
11
Florida State
235
12
Minnesota
213
13
Clemson
166
14
Duke
148
15
East Carolina
145
16
Tennessee Tech
139
17
Texas A&M
117
18
Mississippi State
111
19
Texas
89
20
Connecticut
53
21
Louisville
35
22
UCLA
29
23
Jacksonville
26
24
North Carolina State
15
25
Coastal Carolina
11
26
Missouri State
3
27
South Carolina
-
28
South Florida
-8
29
LSU
-9
30
FAU
-12
31
Kentucky
-20
32
Vanderbilt
-21
33
Saint John's
-36
34
Indiana
-42
35
Baylor
-45
36
Oklahoma State
-63
37
Dallas Baptist
-72
38
Southern Miss
-90
39
Northeastern
-95
40
Purdue
-96
41
Troy
-104
42
Houston
-117
43
Oklahoma
-126
44
Cal State Fullerton
-127
45
UCF
-150
46
Ohio State
-157
50
Illinois
-181
75
Tennessee
-393
100
Morehead State
-524
125
Kennesaw State
-633
150
Ball State
-743
175
Eastern Kentucky
-854
200
Southeast Missouri
-970
225
Jackson State
-1101
250
Niagara
-1287
275
Coppin State
-1496
Direct Impact Games
No Direct Impact Games today
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games
No significant Indirect Impact Games today