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
724
21
Houston
156
22
Missouri
-239
23
Oklahoma
-255
24
Creighton
-248
25
Seton Hall
-39
26
TCU
-21
27
Middle Tennessee
-37
28
Saint Mary's College
-188
29
Miami (FL)
-29
30
West Virginia
102
31
Alabama
-154
32
Arkansas
-90
33
Arizona State
-374
34
Providence
-114
35
Buffalo
47
36
Florida State
-95
37
Gonzaga
130
38
Temple
-288
39
Michigan
409
40
Saint Bonaventure
-
41
Louisville
-163
42
USC
-126
43
Butler
-145
44
Vermont
-308
45
Louisiana
-340
46
New Mexico State
-199
47
Boise State
-275
48
Loyola-Chicago
215
49
Syracuse
-74
50
Utah
-154
51
Nebraska
-260
52
UCLA
-185
53
Washington
-319
54
Baylor
-363
55
Western Kentucky
-74
56
Florida
-169
57
Texas
-252
58
Kansas State
-132
59
Virginia Tech
-363
75
Wyoming
-565
100
Ball State
-737
125
Iona
-667
150
UMBC
-613
175
Seattle University
-1067
200
Navy
-1141
225
North Carolina A&T
-1378
250
Coastal Carolina
-1429
275
Holy Cross
-1534
300
Youngstown State
-1965
325
Marist
-1978
351
Mississippi Valley State
-2450
Direct Impact Games
No Direct Impact Games today
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games
No significant Indirect Impact Games today