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
539
2
Virginia
525
3
Michigan State
398
4
Kansas
386
5
North Carolina
341
6
Kentucky
336
7
Houston
307
8
Gonzaga
299
9
Texas Tech
284
10
Tennessee
264
11
Florida State
237
12
Buffalo
211
13
Michigan
194
14
Auburn
193
15
Purdue
168
16
LSU
117
17
Cincinnati
46
18
Villanova
11
19
Kansas State
-
20
Washington
-43
21
Virginia Tech
-54
22
Wofford
-71
23
UCF
-90
24
Nevada
-103
25
Maryland
-115
26
VCU
-126
27
Mississippi State
-147
28
Wisconsin
-161
29
Utah State
-180
30
Iowa State
-206
31
Marquette
-226
32
UNCG
-248
33
Louisville
-293
34
Oklahoma
-304
35
Oregon
-307
36
Temple
-313
37
Murray State
-321
38
Belmont
-349
50
Georgia State
-441
75
Montana
-658
100
South Carolina
-786
125
Omaha
-929
150
Prairie View A&M
-1080
175
Duquesne
-1206
200
Norfolk State
-1314
225
Vanderbilt
-1513
250
Troy
-1622
275
UMass
-1749
300
Western Carolina
-1890
325
SIUE
-2115
353
Alabama A&M
-2723
Direct Impact Games
No Direct Impact Games today
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games