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
Virginia
814
13
Nevada
332
14
Purdue
417
15
Michigan State
301
16
Arizona
261
17
Wichita State
226
18
Texas A&M
144
19
Kentucky
350
20
Ohio State
247
21
Houston
246
22
Missouri
-149
23
Oklahoma
-165
24
Creighton
-158
25
Seton Hall
51
26
TCU
69
27
Middle Tennessee
53
28
Saint Mary's College
-98
29
Miami (FL)
61
30
West Virginia
192
31
Alabama
-64
32
Arkansas
-
33
Arizona State
-284
34
Providence
-24
35
Buffalo
137
36
Florida State
-5
37
Gonzaga
220
38
Temple
-198
39
Michigan
499
40
Saint Bonaventure
90
41
Louisville
-73
42
USC
-36
43
Butler
-55
44
Vermont
-218
45
Louisiana
-250
46
New Mexico State
-109
47
Boise State
-185
48
Loyola-Chicago
305
49
Syracuse
16
50
Utah
-64
51
Nebraska
-170
75
Wyoming
-475
100
Ball State
-647
125
Iona
-577
150
UMBC
-523
175
Seattle University
-977
200
Navy
-1051
225
North Carolina A&T
-1288
250
Coastal Carolina
-1339
275
Holy Cross
-1444
300
Youngstown State
-1875
325
Marist
-1888
351
Mississippi Valley State
-2360
Direct Impact Games
No Direct Impact Games today
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games
No significant Indirect Impact Games today