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
1029
25
Maryland
375
38
Belmont
141
39
Arizona State
138
40
Minnesota
135
41
Saint Mary's College
124
42
Texas
106
43
New Mexico State
99
44
Syracuse
68
45
Seton Hall
68
46
Lipscomb
60
47
Iowa
57
48
Toledo
57
49
TCU
49
50
Georgia State
49
51
Baylor
41
52
Yale
38
53
Harvard
36
54
Florida
31
55
Northeastern
18
56
Wichita State
5
57
Hofstra
-
58
Memphis
-34
59
Davidson
-34
60
Ohio State
-47
61
UC Irvine
-56
62
Creighton
-59
63
Vermont
-93
64
Old Dominion
-94
65
Clemson
-97
66
Alabama
-101
67
Utah Valley
-104
68
BYU
-108
69
Furman
-124
70
Saint John's
-128
71
Ole Miss
-131
72
Colorado
-136
73
Liberty
-150
74
Xavier
-167
75
Montana
-168
76
Bowling Green
-170
100
South Carolina
-296
125
Omaha
-439
150
Prairie View A&M
-590
175
Duquesne
-716
200
Norfolk State
-824
225
Vanderbilt
-1023
250
Troy
-1132
275
UMass
-1259
300
Western Carolina
-1400
325
SIUE
-1625
353
Alabama A&M
-2233
Direct Impact Games
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Indirect (SOS) Impact Games