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
275
2
Virginia
261
3
Michigan State
134
4
Kansas
122
5
North Carolina
77
6
Kentucky
72
7
Houston
43
8
Gonzaga
35
9
Texas Tech
20
10
Tennessee
-
11
Florida State
-27
12
Buffalo
-53
13
Michigan
-70
14
Auburn
-71
15
Purdue
-96
16
LSU
-147
17
Cincinnati
-218
18
Villanova
-253
19
Kansas State
-264
20
Washington
-307
21
Virginia Tech
-318
22
Wofford
-335
23
UCF
-354
24
Nevada
-367
25
Maryland
-379
26
VCU
-390
27
Mississippi State
-411
28
Wisconsin
-425
29
Utah State
-444
50
Georgia State
-705
75
Montana
-922
100
South Carolina
-1050
125
Omaha
-1193
150
Prairie View A&M
-1344
175
Duquesne
-1470
200
Norfolk State
-1578
225
Vanderbilt
-1777
250
Troy
-1886
275
UMass
-2013
300
Western Carolina
-2154
325
SIUE
-2379
353
Alabama A&M
-2987
Direct Impact Games
No Direct Impact Games today
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games