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
923
23
UCF
294
24
Nevada
281
25
Maryland
269
26
VCU
258
27
Mississippi State
237
28
Wisconsin
223
29
Utah State
204
30
Iowa State
178
31
Marquette
158
32
UNCG
136
33
Louisville
91
34
Oklahoma
80
35
Oregon
77
36
Temple
71
37
Murray State
63
38
Belmont
35
39
Arizona State
32
40
Minnesota
29
41
Saint Mary's College
18
42
Texas
-
43
New Mexico State
-7
44
Syracuse
-38
45
Seton Hall
-38
46
Lipscomb
-46
47
Iowa
-49
48
Toledo
-49
49
TCU
-57
50
Georgia State
-57
51
Baylor
-65
52
Yale
-68
53
Harvard
-70
54
Florida
-75
55
Northeastern
-88
56
Wichita State
-101
57
Hofstra
-106
58
Memphis
-140
59
Davidson
-140
60
Ohio State
-153
61
UC Irvine
-162
75
Montana
-274
100
South Carolina
-402
125
Omaha
-545
150
Prairie View A&M
-696
175
Duquesne
-822
200
Norfolk State
-930
225
Vanderbilt
-1129
250
Troy
-1238
275
UMass
-1365
300
Western Carolina
-1506
325
SIUE
-1731
353
Alabama A&M
-2339
Direct Impact Games
No Direct Impact Games today
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games