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
493
2
Virginia
479
3
Michigan State
352
4
Kansas
340
5
North Carolina
295
6
Kentucky
290
7
Houston
261
8
Gonzaga
253
9
Texas Tech
238
10
Tennessee
218
11
Florida State
191
12
Buffalo
165
13
Michigan
148
14
Auburn
147
15
Purdue
122
16
LSU
71
17
Cincinnati
-
18
Villanova
-35
19
Kansas State
-46
20
Washington
-89
21
Virginia Tech
-100
22
Wofford
-117
23
UCF
-136
24
Nevada
-149
25
Maryland
-161
26
VCU
-172
27
Mississippi State
-193
28
Wisconsin
-207
29
Utah State
-226
30
Iowa State
-252
31
Marquette
-272
32
UNCG
-294
33
Louisville
-339
34
Oklahoma
-350
35
Oregon
-353
36
Temple
-359
50
Georgia State
-487
75
Montana
-704
100
South Carolina
-832
125
Omaha
-975
150
Prairie View A&M
-1126
175
Duquesne
-1252
200
Norfolk State
-1360
225
Vanderbilt
-1559
250
Troy
-1668
275
UMass
-1795
300
Western Carolina
-1936
325
SIUE
-2161
353
Alabama A&M
-2769
Direct Impact Games
No Direct Impact Games today
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games