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
972
25
Maryland
318
28
Wisconsin
272
29
Utah State
253
30
Iowa State
227
31
Marquette
207
32
UNCG
185
33
Louisville
140
34
Oklahoma
129
35
Oregon
126
36
Temple
120
37
Murray State
112
38
Belmont
84
39
Arizona State
81
40
Minnesota
78
41
Saint Mary's College
67
42
Texas
49
43
New Mexico State
42
44
Syracuse
11
45
Seton Hall
11
46
Lipscomb
3
47
Iowa
-
48
Toledo
0
49
TCU
-8
50
Georgia State
-8
51
Baylor
-16
52
Yale
-19
53
Harvard
-21
54
Florida
-26
55
Northeastern
-39
56
Wichita State
-52
57
Hofstra
-57
58
Memphis
-91
59
Davidson
-91
60
Ohio State
-104
61
UC Irvine
-113
62
Creighton
-116
63
Vermont
-150
64
Old Dominion
-151
65
Clemson
-154
66
Alabama
-158
75
Montana
-225
100
South Carolina
-353
125
Omaha
-496
150
Prairie View A&M
-647
175
Duquesne
-773
200
Norfolk State
-881
225
Vanderbilt
-1080
250
Troy
-1189
275
UMass
-1316
300
Western Carolina
-1457
325
SIUE
-1682
353
Alabama A&M
-2290
Direct Impact Games
No Direct Impact Games today
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games