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
894
21
Virginia Tech
301
22
Wofford
284
23
UCF
265
24
Nevada
252
25
Maryland
240
26
VCU
229
27
Mississippi State
208
28
Wisconsin
194
29
Utah State
175
30
Iowa State
149
31
Marquette
129
32
UNCG
107
33
Louisville
62
34
Oklahoma
51
35
Oregon
48
36
Temple
42
37
Murray State
34
38
Belmont
6
39
Arizona State
3
40
Minnesota
-
41
Saint Mary's College
-11
42
Texas
-29
43
New Mexico State
-36
44
Syracuse
-67
45
Seton Hall
-67
46
Lipscomb
-75
47
Iowa
-78
48
Toledo
-78
49
TCU
-86
50
Georgia State
-86
51
Baylor
-94
52
Yale
-97
53
Harvard
-99
54
Florida
-104
55
Northeastern
-117
56
Wichita State
-130
57
Hofstra
-135
58
Memphis
-169
59
Davidson
-169
75
Montana
-303
100
South Carolina
-431
125
Omaha
-574
150
Prairie View A&M
-725
175
Duquesne
-851
200
Norfolk State
-959
225
Vanderbilt
-1158
250
Troy
-1267
275
UMass
-1394
300
Western Carolina
-1535
325
SIUE
-1760
353
Alabama A&M
-2368
Direct Impact Games
No Direct Impact Games today
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games