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
594
18
Texas A&M
-76
19
Kentucky
130
20
Ohio State
27
21
Houston
26
22
Missouri
-369
23
Oklahoma
-385
24
Creighton
-378
25
Seton Hall
-169
26
TCU
-151
27
Middle Tennessee
-167
28
Saint Mary's College
-318
29
Miami (FL)
-159
30
West Virginia
-28
31
Alabama
-284
32
Arkansas
-220
33
Arizona State
-504
34
Providence
-244
35
Buffalo
-83
36
Florida State
-225
37
Gonzaga
-
38
Temple
-418
39
Michigan
279
40
Saint Bonaventure
-130
41
Louisville
-293
42
USC
-256
43
Butler
-275
44
Vermont
-438
45
Louisiana
-470
46
New Mexico State
-329
47
Boise State
-405
48
Loyola-Chicago
85
49
Syracuse
-204
50
Utah
-284
51
Nebraska
-390
52
UCLA
-315
53
Washington
-449
54
Baylor
-493
55
Western Kentucky
-204
56
Florida
-299
75
Wyoming
-695
100
Ball State
-867
125
Iona
-797
150
UMBC
-743
175
Seattle University
-1197
200
Navy
-1271
225
North Carolina A&T
-1508
250
Coastal Carolina
-1559
275
Holy Cross
-1664
300
Youngstown State
-2095
325
Marist
-2108
351
Mississippi Valley State
-2580
Direct Impact Games
No Direct Impact Games today
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games
No significant Indirect Impact Games today