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
141
2
Virginia
127
3
Michigan State
-
4
Kansas
-12
5
North Carolina
-57
6
Kentucky
-62
7
Houston
-91
8
Gonzaga
-99
9
Texas Tech
-114
10
Tennessee
-134
11
Florida State
-161
12
Buffalo
-187
13
Michigan
-204
14
Auburn
-205
15
Purdue
-230
16
LSU
-281
17
Cincinnati
-352
18
Villanova
-387
19
Kansas State
-398
20
Washington
-441
21
Virginia Tech
-452
22
Wofford
-469
25
Maryland
-513
50
Georgia State
-839
75
Montana
-1056
100
South Carolina
-1184
125
Omaha
-1327
150
Prairie View A&M
-1478
175
Duquesne
-1604
200
Norfolk State
-1712
225
Vanderbilt
-1911
250
Troy
-2020
275
UMass
-2147
300
Western Carolina
-2288
325
SIUE
-2513
353
Alabama A&M
-3121
Direct Impact Games
No Direct Impact Games today
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games