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
346
2
Virginia
332
3
Michigan State
205
4
Kansas
193
5
North Carolina
148
6
Kentucky
143
7
Houston
114
8
Gonzaga
106
9
Texas Tech
91
10
Tennessee
71
11
Florida State
44
12
Buffalo
18
13
Michigan
1
14
Auburn
-
15
Purdue
-25
16
LSU
-76
17
Cincinnati
-147
18
Villanova
-182
19
Kansas State
-193
20
Washington
-236
21
Virginia Tech
-247
22
Wofford
-264
23
UCF
-283
24
Nevada
-296
25
Maryland
-308
26
VCU
-319
27
Mississippi State
-340
28
Wisconsin
-354
29
Utah State
-373
30
Iowa State
-399
31
Marquette
-419
32
UNCG
-441
33
Louisville
-486
50
Georgia State
-634
75
Montana
-851
100
South Carolina
-979
125
Omaha
-1122
150
Prairie View A&M
-1273
175
Duquesne
-1399
200
Norfolk State
-1507
225
Vanderbilt
-1706
250
Troy
-1815
275
UMass
-1942
300
Western Carolina
-2083
325
SIUE
-2308
353
Alabama A&M
-2916
Direct Impact Games
No Direct Impact Games today
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games