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
Villanova
389
2
Virginia
306
3
Kansas
167
4
Xavier
47
5
Duke
34
6
North Carolina
3
7
Cincinnati
-
8
Michigan
-9
9
Purdue
-91
10
Tennessee
-112
11
Clemson
-122
12
Kentucky
-158
13
Nevada
-176
14
Loyola-Chicago
-203
15
Michigan State
-207
16
Auburn
-212
17
Arizona
-247
18
Texas Tech
-251
19
Ohio State
-261
20
Houston
-262
21
Wichita State
-282
22
Gonzaga
-288
23
Rhode Island
-293
24
West Virginia
-316
25
Texas A&M
-364
26
Buffalo
-371
50
Creighton
-666
75
Toledo
-801
100
Wyoming
-983
125
Ball State
-1155
150
UAB
-1284
175
Grand Canyon
-1425
200
Rutgers
-1556
225
Cal State Bakersfield
-1715
250
Appalachian State
-1844
275
East Carolina
-2017
300
UC Riverside
-2196
325
Youngstown State
-2383
351
Delaware State
-3111
Direct Impact Games
No Direct Impact Games today
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games
No significant Indirect Impact Games today