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
568
2
Xavier
309
3
Villanova
651
4
Auburn
50
5
Duke
296
6
Rhode Island
-31
7
Clemson
140
8
North Carolina
265
9
Kansas
429
10
Cincinnati
262
11
Texas Tech
11
12
Tennessee
150
13
Nevada
86
14
Purdue
171
15
Michigan State
55
16
Arizona
15
17
Wichita State
-20
18
Texas A&M
-102
19
Kentucky
104
20
Ohio State
1
21
Houston
-
22
Missouri
-395
23
Oklahoma
-411
24
Creighton
-404
25
Seton Hall
-195
26
TCU
-177
27
Middle Tennessee
-193
28
Saint Mary's College
-344
29
Miami (FL)
-185
30
West Virginia
-54
31
Alabama
-310
32
Arkansas
-246
33
Arizona State
-530
34
Providence
-270
35
Buffalo
-109
36
Florida State
-251
37
Gonzaga
-26
38
Temple
-444
39
Michigan
253
40
Saint Bonaventure
-156
50
Utah
-310
75
Wyoming
-721
100
Ball State
-893
125
Iona
-823
150
UMBC
-769
175
Seattle University
-1223
200
Navy
-1297
225
North Carolina A&T
-1534
250
Coastal Carolina
-1585
275
Holy Cross
-1690
300
Youngstown State
-2121
325
Marist
-2134
351
Mississippi Valley State
-2606
Direct Impact Games
No Direct Impact Games today
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games
No significant Indirect Impact Games today