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
153
2
Virginia
139
3
Michigan State
12
4
Kansas
-
5
North Carolina
-45
6
Kentucky
-50
7
Houston
-79
8
Gonzaga
-87
9
Texas Tech
-102
10
Tennessee
-122
11
Florida State
-149
12
Buffalo
-175
13
Michigan
-192
14
Auburn
-193
15
Purdue
-218
16
LSU
-269
17
Cincinnati
-340
18
Villanova
-375
19
Kansas State
-386
20
Washington
-429
21
Virginia Tech
-440
22
Wofford
-457
23
UCF
-476
25
Maryland
-501
50
Georgia State
-827
75
Montana
-1044
100
South Carolina
-1172
125
Omaha
-1315
150
Prairie View A&M
-1466
175
Duquesne
-1592
200
Norfolk State
-1700
225
Vanderbilt
-1899
250
Troy
-2008
275
UMass
-2135
300
Western Carolina
-2276
325
SIUE
-2501
353
Alabama A&M
-3109
Direct Impact Games
No Direct Impact Games today
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games