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
787
13
Michigan
442
14
Auburn
441
15
Purdue
416
16
LSU
365
17
Cincinnati
294
18
Villanova
259
19
Kansas State
248
20
Washington
205
21
Virginia Tech
194
22
Wofford
177
23
UCF
158
24
Nevada
145
25
Maryland
133
26
VCU
122
27
Mississippi State
101
28
Wisconsin
87
29
Utah State
68
30
Iowa State
42
31
Marquette
22
32
UNCG
-
33
Louisville
-45
34
Oklahoma
-56
35
Oregon
-59
36
Temple
-65
37
Murray State
-73
38
Belmont
-101
39
Arizona State
-104
40
Minnesota
-107
41
Saint Mary's College
-118
42
Texas
-136
43
New Mexico State
-143
44
Syracuse
-174
45
Seton Hall
-174
46
Lipscomb
-182
47
Iowa
-185
48
Toledo
-185
49
TCU
-193
50
Georgia State
-193
51
Baylor
-201
75
Montana
-410
100
South Carolina
-538
125
Omaha
-681
150
Prairie View A&M
-832
175
Duquesne
-958
200
Norfolk State
-1066
225
Vanderbilt
-1265
250
Troy
-1374
275
UMass
-1501
300
Western Carolina
-1642
325
SIUE
-1867
353
Alabama A&M
-2475
Direct Impact Games
No Direct Impact Games today
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games