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
Kansas
1338
25
VCU
671
50
Texas
299
70
Vermont
111
71
Bowling Green
98
72
Memphis
95
73
Old Dominion
91
74
South Carolina
89
75
Utah Valley
88
76
Lipscomb
85
77
Kent State
80
78
Tulsa
75
79
Northeastern
62
80
Radford
51
81
Harvard
43
82
San Diego
32
83
Georgetown
28
84
Princeton
26
85
Charleston
22
86
Lehigh
13
87
Colorado
0
88
Arkansas
0
89
Penn State
-
90
Montana
-5
91
Oregon
-5
92
North Carolina State
-7
93
Providence
-12
94
Southern Miss
-26
95
Central Michigan
-39
96
Western Kentucky
-42
97
Liberty
-44
98
Northern Kentucky
-47
99
Oregon State
-49
100
Bucknell
-59
101
South Florida
-59
102
Indiana
-61
103
Brown
-65
104
Stanford
-65
105
UCLA
-65
106
Louisiana Tech
-67
107
Utah
-92
108
Xavier
-94
125
West Virginia
-214
150
Northern Iowa
-368
175
UNLV
-501
200
UTA
-622
225
Arkansas State
-808
250
Morehead State
-919
275
South Dakota
-1038
300
Nicholls State
-1202
325
Maine
-1408
353
Mississippi Valley State
-2041
Direct Impact Games
BTN
Final 1 2 T
» Penn State
(11-16, 4-12 Big Ten)
39 44 83
Illinois
(10-17, 6-10 Big Ten)
32 44 76
State Farm Center (Champaign, IL)
Win: 29 RPI Points
Loss: -77 RPI Points
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games