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
838
15
Michigan State
325
16
Arizona
285
17
Wichita State
250
18
Texas A&M
168
19
Kentucky
374
20
Ohio State
271
21
Houston
270
22
Missouri
-125
23
Oklahoma
-141
24
Creighton
-134
25
Seton Hall
75
26
TCU
93
27
Middle Tennessee
77
28
Saint Mary's College
-74
29
Miami (FL)
85
30
West Virginia
216
31
Alabama
-40
32
Arkansas
24
33
Arizona State
-260
34
Providence
-
35
Buffalo
161
36
Florida State
19
37
Gonzaga
244
38
Temple
-174
39
Michigan
523
40
Saint Bonaventure
114
41
Louisville
-49
42
USC
-12
43
Butler
-31
44
Vermont
-194
45
Louisiana
-226
46
New Mexico State
-85
47
Boise State
-161
48
Loyola-Chicago
329
49
Syracuse
40
50
Utah
-40
51
Nebraska
-146
52
UCLA
-71
53
Washington
-205
75
Wyoming
-451
100
Ball State
-623
125
Iona
-553
150
UMBC
-499
175
Seattle University
-953
200
Navy
-1027
225
North Carolina A&T
-1264
250
Coastal Carolina
-1315
275
Holy Cross
-1420
300
Youngstown State
-1851
325
Marist
-1864
351
Mississippi Valley State
-2336
Direct Impact Games
No Direct Impact Games today
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games
No significant Indirect Impact Games today