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
484
9
Auburn
265
10
Georgia
256
11
Florida State
243
12
Minnesota
221
13
Clemson
174
14
Duke
156
15
East Carolina
153
16
Tennessee Tech
147
17
Texas A&M
125
18
Mississippi State
119
19
Texas
97
20
Connecticut
61
21
Louisville
43
22
UCLA
37
23
Jacksonville
34
24
North Carolina State
23
25
Coastal Carolina
19
26
Missouri State
11
27
South Carolina
8
28
South Florida
-
29
LSU
-1
30
FAU
-4
31
Kentucky
-12
32
Vanderbilt
-13
33
Saint John's
-28
34
Indiana
-34
35
Baylor
-37
36
Oklahoma State
-55
37
Dallas Baptist
-64
38
Southern Miss
-82
39
Northeastern
-87
40
Purdue
-88
41
Troy
-96
42
Houston
-109
43
Oklahoma
-118
44
Cal State Fullerton
-119
45
UCF
-142
46
Ohio State
-149
47
Missouri
-154
50
Illinois
-173
75
Tennessee
-385
100
Morehead State
-516
125
Kennesaw State
-625
150
Ball State
-735
175
Eastern Kentucky
-846
200
Southeast Missouri
-962
225
Jackson State
-1093
250
Niagara
-1279
275
Coppin State
-1488
Direct Impact Games
No Direct Impact Games today
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games