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
860
18
Villanova
332
19
Kansas State
321
20
Washington
278
21
Virginia Tech
267
22
Wofford
250
23
UCF
231
24
Nevada
218
25
Maryland
206
26
VCU
195
27
Mississippi State
174
28
Wisconsin
160
29
Utah State
141
30
Iowa State
115
31
Marquette
95
32
UNCG
73
33
Louisville
28
34
Oklahoma
17
35
Oregon
14
36
Temple
8
37
Murray State
-
38
Belmont
-28
39
Arizona State
-31
40
Minnesota
-34
41
Saint Mary's College
-45
42
Texas
-63
43
New Mexico State
-70
44
Syracuse
-101
45
Seton Hall
-101
46
Lipscomb
-109
47
Iowa
-112
48
Toledo
-112
49
TCU
-120
50
Georgia State
-120
51
Baylor
-128
52
Yale
-131
53
Harvard
-133
54
Florida
-138
55
Northeastern
-151
56
Wichita State
-164
75
Montana
-337
100
South Carolina
-465
125
Omaha
-608
150
Prairie View A&M
-759
175
Duquesne
-885
200
Norfolk State
-993
225
Vanderbilt
-1192
250
Troy
-1301
275
UMass
-1428
300
Western Carolina
-1569
325
SIUE
-1794
353
Alabama A&M
-2402
Direct Impact Games
No Direct Impact Games today
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games