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
232
2
Virginia
218
3
Michigan State
91
4
Kansas
79
5
North Carolina
34
6
Kentucky
29
7
Houston
-
8
Gonzaga
-8
9
Texas Tech
-23
10
Tennessee
-43
11
Florida State
-70
12
Buffalo
-96
13
Michigan
-113
14
Auburn
-114
15
Purdue
-139
16
LSU
-190
17
Cincinnati
-261
18
Villanova
-296
19
Kansas State
-307
20
Washington
-350
21
Virginia Tech
-361
22
Wofford
-378
23
UCF
-397
24
Nevada
-410
25
Maryland
-422
26
VCU
-433
50
Georgia State
-748
75
Montana
-965
100
South Carolina
-1093
125
Omaha
-1236
150
Prairie View A&M
-1387
175
Duquesne
-1513
200
Norfolk State
-1621
225
Vanderbilt
-1820
250
Troy
-1929
275
UMass
-2056
300
Western Carolina
-2197
325
SIUE
-2422
353
Alabama A&M
-3030
Direct Impact Games
No Direct Impact Games today
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games