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
1088
25
Maryland
434
43
New Mexico State
158
44
Syracuse
127
45
Seton Hall
127
46
Lipscomb
119
47
Iowa
116
48
Toledo
116
49
TCU
108
50
Georgia State
108
51
Baylor
100
52
Yale
97
53
Harvard
95
54
Florida
90
55
Northeastern
77
56
Wichita State
64
57
Hofstra
59
58
Memphis
25
59
Davidson
25
60
Ohio State
12
61
UC Irvine
3
62
Creighton
-
63
Vermont
-34
64
Old Dominion
-35
65
Clemson
-38
66
Alabama
-42
67
Utah Valley
-45
68
BYU
-49
69
Furman
-65
70
Saint John's
-69
71
Ole Miss
-72
72
Colorado
-77
73
Liberty
-91
74
Xavier
-108
75
Montana
-109
76
Bowling Green
-111
77
Dayton
-119
78
Drake
-123
79
Georgia Southern
-130
80
Western Kentucky
-136
81
San Diego
-144
100
South Carolina
-237
125
Omaha
-380
150
Prairie View A&M
-531
175
Duquesne
-657
200
Norfolk State
-765
225
Vanderbilt
-964
250
Troy
-1073
275
UMass
-1200
300
Western Carolina
-1341
325
SIUE
-1566
353
Alabama A&M
-2174
Direct Impact Games
No Direct Impact Games today
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games