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
654
6
Kentucky
451
7
Houston
422
8
Gonzaga
414
9
Texas Tech
399
10
Tennessee
379
11
Florida State
352
12
Buffalo
326
13
Michigan
309
14
Auburn
308
15
Purdue
283
16
LSU
232
17
Cincinnati
161
18
Villanova
126
19
Kansas State
115
20
Washington
72
21
Virginia Tech
61
22
Wofford
44
23
UCF
25
24
Nevada
12
25
Maryland
-
26
VCU
-11
27
Mississippi State
-32
28
Wisconsin
-46
29
Utah State
-65
30
Iowa State
-91
31
Marquette
-111
32
UNCG
-133
33
Louisville
-178
34
Oklahoma
-189
35
Oregon
-192
36
Temple
-198
37
Murray State
-206
38
Belmont
-234
39
Arizona State
-237
40
Minnesota
-240
41
Saint Mary's College
-251
42
Texas
-269
43
New Mexico State
-276
44
Syracuse
-307
50
Georgia State
-326
75
Montana
-543
100
South Carolina
-671
125
Omaha
-814
150
Prairie View A&M
-965
175
Duquesne
-1091
200
Norfolk State
-1199
225
Vanderbilt
-1398
250
Troy
-1507
275
UMass
-1634
300
Western Carolina
-1775
325
SIUE
-2000
353
Alabama A&M
-2608
Direct Impact Games
No Direct Impact Games today
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games