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
328
2
Virginia
314
3
Michigan State
187
4
Kansas
175
5
North Carolina
130
6
Kentucky
125
7
Houston
96
8
Gonzaga
88
9
Texas Tech
73
10
Tennessee
53
11
Florida State
26
12
Buffalo
-
13
Michigan
-17
14
Auburn
-18
15
Purdue
-43
16
LSU
-94
17
Cincinnati
-165
18
Villanova
-200
19
Kansas State
-211
20
Washington
-254
21
Virginia Tech
-265
22
Wofford
-282
23
UCF
-301
24
Nevada
-314
25
Maryland
-326
26
VCU
-337
27
Mississippi State
-358
28
Wisconsin
-372
29
Utah State
-391
30
Iowa State
-417
31
Marquette
-437
50
Georgia State
-652
75
Montana
-869
100
South Carolina
-997
125
Omaha
-1140
150
Prairie View A&M
-1291
175
Duquesne
-1417
200
Norfolk State
-1525
225
Vanderbilt
-1724
250
Troy
-1833
275
UMass
-1960
300
Western Carolina
-2101
325
SIUE
-2326
353
Alabama A&M
-2934
Direct Impact Games
No Direct Impact Games today
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games