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
719
10
Tennessee
444
11
Florida State
417
12
Buffalo
391
13
Michigan
374
14
Auburn
373
15
Purdue
348
16
LSU
297
17
Cincinnati
226
18
Villanova
191
19
Kansas State
180
20
Washington
137
21
Virginia Tech
126
22
Wofford
109
23
UCF
90
24
Nevada
77
25
Maryland
65
26
VCU
54
27
Mississippi State
33
28
Wisconsin
19
29
Utah State
-
30
Iowa State
-26
31
Marquette
-46
32
UNCG
-68
33
Louisville
-113
34
Oklahoma
-124
35
Oregon
-127
36
Temple
-133
37
Murray State
-141
38
Belmont
-169
39
Arizona State
-172
40
Minnesota
-175
41
Saint Mary's College
-186
42
Texas
-204
43
New Mexico State
-211
44
Syracuse
-242
45
Seton Hall
-242
46
Lipscomb
-250
47
Iowa
-253
48
Toledo
-253
50
Georgia State
-261
75
Montana
-478
100
South Carolina
-606
125
Omaha
-749
150
Prairie View A&M
-900
175
Duquesne
-1026
200
Norfolk State
-1134
225
Vanderbilt
-1333
250
Troy
-1442
275
UMass
-1569
300
Western Carolina
-1710
325
SIUE
-1935
353
Alabama A&M
-2543
Direct Impact Games
No Direct Impact Games today
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games