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
302
2
Virginia
288
3
Michigan State
161
4
Kansas
149
5
North Carolina
104
6
Kentucky
99
7
Houston
70
8
Gonzaga
62
9
Texas Tech
47
10
Tennessee
27
11
Florida State
-
12
Buffalo
-26
13
Michigan
-43
14
Auburn
-44
15
Purdue
-69
16
LSU
-120
17
Cincinnati
-191
18
Villanova
-226
19
Kansas State
-237
20
Washington
-280
21
Virginia Tech
-291
22
Wofford
-308
23
UCF
-327
24
Nevada
-340
25
Maryland
-352
26
VCU
-363
27
Mississippi State
-384
28
Wisconsin
-398
29
Utah State
-417
30
Iowa State
-443
50
Georgia State
-678
75
Montana
-895
100
South Carolina
-1023
125
Omaha
-1166
150
Prairie View A&M
-1317
175
Duquesne
-1443
200
Norfolk State
-1551
225
Vanderbilt
-1750
250
Troy
-1859
275
UMass
-1986
300
Western Carolina
-2127
325
SIUE
-2352
353
Alabama A&M
-2960
Direct Impact Games
No Direct Impact Games today
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games