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
-
2
Virginia
-14
3
Michigan State
-141
4
Kansas
-153
5
North Carolina
-198
6
Kentucky
-203
7
Houston
-232
8
Gonzaga
-240
9
Texas Tech
-255
10
Tennessee
-275
11
Florida State
-302
12
Buffalo
-328
13
Michigan
-345
14
Auburn
-346
15
Purdue
-371
16
LSU
-422
17
Cincinnati
-493
18
Villanova
-528
19
Kansas State
-539
20
Washington
-582
25
Maryland
-654
50
Georgia State
-980
75
Montana
-1197
100
South Carolina
-1325
125
Omaha
-1468
150
Prairie View A&M
-1619
175
Duquesne
-1745
200
Norfolk State
-1853
225
Vanderbilt
-2052
250
Troy
-2161
275
UMass
-2288
300
Western Carolina
-2429
325
SIUE
-2654
353
Alabama A&M
-3262
Direct Impact Games
No Direct Impact Games today
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games