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
677
16
Arizona
124
17
Wichita State
89
18
Texas A&M
7
19
Kentucky
213
20
Ohio State
110
21
Houston
109
22
Missouri
-286
23
Oklahoma
-302
24
Creighton
-295
25
Seton Hall
-86
26
TCU
-68
27
Middle Tennessee
-84
28
Saint Mary's College
-235
29
Miami (FL)
-76
30
West Virginia
55
31
Alabama
-201
32
Arkansas
-137
33
Arizona State
-421
34
Providence
-161
35
Buffalo
-
36
Florida State
-142
37
Gonzaga
83
38
Temple
-335
39
Michigan
362
40
Saint Bonaventure
-47
41
Louisville
-210
42
USC
-173
43
Butler
-192
44
Vermont
-355
45
Louisiana
-387
46
New Mexico State
-246
47
Boise State
-322
48
Loyola-Chicago
168
49
Syracuse
-121
50
Utah
-201
51
Nebraska
-307
52
UCLA
-232
53
Washington
-366
54
Baylor
-410
75
Wyoming
-612
100
Ball State
-784
125
Iona
-714
150
UMBC
-660
175
Seattle University
-1114
200
Navy
-1188
225
North Carolina A&T
-1425
250
Coastal Carolina
-1476
275
Holy Cross
-1581
300
Youngstown State
-2012
325
Marist
-2025
351
Mississippi Valley State
-2497
Direct Impact Games
No Direct Impact Games today
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games