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
14
2
Virginia
-
3
Michigan State
-127
4
Kansas
-139
5
North Carolina
-184
6
Kentucky
-189
7
Houston
-218
8
Gonzaga
-226
9
Texas Tech
-241
10
Tennessee
-261
11
Florida State
-288
12
Buffalo
-314
13
Michigan
-331
14
Auburn
-332
15
Purdue
-357
16
LSU
-408
17
Cincinnati
-479
18
Villanova
-514
19
Kansas State
-525
20
Washington
-568
21
Virginia Tech
-579
25
Maryland
-640
50
Georgia State
-966
75
Montana
-1183
100
South Carolina
-1311
125
Omaha
-1454
150
Prairie View A&M
-1605
175
Duquesne
-1731
200
Norfolk State
-1839
225
Vanderbilt
-2038
250
Troy
-2147
275
UMass
-2274
300
Western Carolina
-2415
325
SIUE
-2640
353
Alabama A&M
-3248
Direct Impact Games
No Direct Impact Games today
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games