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
926
25
Seton Hall
163
45
Louisiana
-138
46
New Mexico State
3
47
Boise State
-73
48
Loyola-Chicago
417
49
Syracuse
128
50
Utah
48
51
Nebraska
-58
52
UCLA
17
53
Washington
-117
54
Baylor
-161
55
Western Kentucky
128
56
Florida
33
57
Texas
-50
58
Kansas State
70
59
Virginia Tech
-161
60
North Carolina State
-167
61
East Tennessee State
-319
62
UCF
-256
63
Colorado
-234
64
South Dakota State
-
65
Saint John's
-343
66
Maryland
-163
67
Rider
-184
68
Marquette
-96
69
Georgia
-215
70
Mississippi State
-64
71
Charleston
-101
72
Toledo
-181
73
Penn State
16
74
Notre Dame
-215
75
Wyoming
-363
76
BYU
-158
77
UNCG
-147
78
Northeastern
-83
79
Belmont
-223
80
Murray State
-47
81
UC Santa Barbara
-555
82
Boston College
-332
83
LSU
-262
100
Ball State
-535
125
Iona
-465
150
UMBC
-411
175
Seattle University
-865
200
Navy
-939
225
North Carolina A&T
-1176
250
Coastal Carolina
-1227
275
Holy Cross
-1332
300
Youngstown State
-1763
325
Marist
-1776
351
Mississippi Valley State
-2248
Direct Impact Games
No Direct Impact Games today
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games