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
582
2
Virginia
568
3
Michigan State
441
4
Kansas
429
5
North Carolina
384
6
Kentucky
379
7
Houston
350
8
Gonzaga
342
9
Texas Tech
327
10
Tennessee
307
11
Florida State
280
12
Buffalo
254
13
Michigan
237
14
Auburn
236
15
Purdue
211
16
LSU
160
17
Cincinnati
89
18
Villanova
54
19
Kansas State
43
20
Washington
-
21
Virginia Tech
-11
22
Wofford
-28
23
UCF
-47
24
Nevada
-60
25
Maryland
-72
26
VCU
-83
27
Mississippi State
-104
28
Wisconsin
-118
29
Utah State
-137
30
Iowa State
-163
31
Marquette
-183
32
UNCG
-205
33
Louisville
-250
34
Oklahoma
-261
35
Oregon
-264
36
Temple
-270
37
Murray State
-278
38
Belmont
-306
39
Arizona State
-309
50
Georgia State
-398
75
Montana
-615
100
South Carolina
-743
125
Omaha
-886
150
Prairie View A&M
-1037
175
Duquesne
-1163
200
Norfolk State
-1271
225
Vanderbilt
-1470
250
Troy
-1579
275
UMass
-1706
300
Western Carolina
-1847
325
SIUE
-2072
353
Alabama A&M
-2680
Direct Impact Games
No Direct Impact Games today
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games