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
852
17
Cincinnati
359
18
Villanova
324
19
Kansas State
313
20
Washington
270
21
Virginia Tech
259
22
Wofford
242
23
UCF
223
24
Nevada
210
25
Maryland
198
26
VCU
187
27
Mississippi State
166
28
Wisconsin
152
29
Utah State
133
30
Iowa State
107
31
Marquette
87
32
UNCG
65
33
Louisville
20
34
Oklahoma
9
35
Oregon
6
36
Temple
-
37
Murray State
-8
38
Belmont
-36
39
Arizona State
-39
40
Minnesota
-42
41
Saint Mary's College
-53
42
Texas
-71
43
New Mexico State
-78
44
Syracuse
-109
45
Seton Hall
-109
46
Lipscomb
-117
47
Iowa
-120
48
Toledo
-120
49
TCU
-128
50
Georgia State
-128
51
Baylor
-136
52
Yale
-139
53
Harvard
-141
54
Florida
-146
55
Northeastern
-159
75
Montana
-345
100
South Carolina
-473
125
Omaha
-616
150
Prairie View A&M
-767
175
Duquesne
-893
200
Norfolk State
-1001
225
Vanderbilt
-1200
250
Troy
-1309
275
UMass
-1436
300
Western Carolina
-1577
325
SIUE
-1802
353
Alabama A&M
-2410
Direct Impact Games
No Direct Impact Games today
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games