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
Duke
891
20
Washington
309
21
Virginia Tech
298
22
Wofford
281
23
UCF
262
24
Nevada
249
25
Maryland
237
26
VCU
226
27
Mississippi State
205
28
Wisconsin
191
29
Utah State
172
30
Iowa State
146
31
Marquette
126
32
UNCG
104
33
Louisville
59
34
Oklahoma
48
35
Oregon
45
36
Temple
39
37
Murray State
31
38
Belmont
3
39
Arizona State
-
40
Minnesota
-3
41
Saint Mary's College
-14
42
Texas
-32
43
New Mexico State
-39
44
Syracuse
-70
45
Seton Hall
-70
46
Lipscomb
-78
47
Iowa
-81
48
Toledo
-81
49
TCU
-89
50
Georgia State
-89
51
Baylor
-97
52
Yale
-100
53
Harvard
-102
54
Florida
-107
55
Northeastern
-120
56
Wichita State
-133
57
Hofstra
-138
58
Memphis
-172
75
Montana
-306
100
South Carolina
-434
125
Omaha
-577
150
Prairie View A&M
-728
175
Duquesne
-854
200
Norfolk State
-962
225
Vanderbilt
-1161
250
Troy
-1270
275
UMass
-1397
300
Western Carolina
-1538
325
SIUE
-1763
353
Alabama A&M
-2371
Direct Impact Games
No Direct Impact Games today
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games