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
593
2
Virginia
579
3
Michigan State
452
4
Kansas
440
5
North Carolina
395
6
Kentucky
390
7
Houston
361
8
Gonzaga
353
9
Texas Tech
338
10
Tennessee
318
11
Florida State
291
12
Buffalo
265
13
Michigan
248
14
Auburn
247
15
Purdue
222
16
LSU
171
17
Cincinnati
100
18
Villanova
65
19
Kansas State
54
20
Washington
11
21
Virginia Tech
-
22
Wofford
-17
23
UCF
-36
24
Nevada
-49
25
Maryland
-61
26
VCU
-72
27
Mississippi State
-93
28
Wisconsin
-107
29
Utah State
-126
30
Iowa State
-152
31
Marquette
-172
32
UNCG
-194
33
Louisville
-239
34
Oklahoma
-250
35
Oregon
-253
36
Temple
-259
37
Murray State
-267
38
Belmont
-295
39
Arizona State
-298
40
Minnesota
-301
50
Georgia State
-387
75
Montana
-604
100
South Carolina
-732
125
Omaha
-875
150
Prairie View A&M
-1026
175
Duquesne
-1152
200
Norfolk State
-1260
225
Vanderbilt
-1459
250
Troy
-1568
275
UMass
-1695
300
Western Carolina
-1836
325
SIUE
-2061
353
Alabama A&M
-2669
Direct Impact Games
No Direct Impact Games today
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games