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
993
25
Maryland
339
34
Oklahoma
150
35
Oregon
147
36
Temple
141
37
Murray State
133
38
Belmont
105
39
Arizona State
102
40
Minnesota
99
41
Saint Mary's College
88
42
Texas
70
43
New Mexico State
63
44
Syracuse
32
45
Seton Hall
32
46
Lipscomb
24
47
Iowa
21
48
Toledo
21
49
TCU
13
50
Georgia State
13
51
Baylor
5
52
Yale
2
53
Harvard
-
54
Florida
-5
55
Northeastern
-18
56
Wichita State
-31
57
Hofstra
-36
58
Memphis
-70
59
Davidson
-70
60
Ohio State
-83
61
UC Irvine
-92
62
Creighton
-95
63
Vermont
-129
64
Old Dominion
-130
65
Clemson
-133
66
Alabama
-137
67
Utah Valley
-140
68
BYU
-144
69
Furman
-160
70
Saint John's
-164
71
Ole Miss
-167
72
Colorado
-172
75
Montana
-204
100
South Carolina
-332
125
Omaha
-475
150
Prairie View A&M
-626
175
Duquesne
-752
200
Norfolk State
-860
225
Vanderbilt
-1059
250
Troy
-1168
275
UMass
-1295
300
Western Carolina
-1436
325
SIUE
-1661
353
Alabama A&M
-2269
Direct Impact Games
No Direct Impact Games today
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games