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
700
9
Texas Tech
445
10
Tennessee
425
11
Florida State
398
12
Buffalo
372
13
Michigan
355
14
Auburn
354
15
Purdue
329
16
LSU
278
17
Cincinnati
207
18
Villanova
172
19
Kansas State
161
20
Washington
118
21
Virginia Tech
107
22
Wofford
90
23
UCF
71
24
Nevada
58
25
Maryland
46
26
VCU
35
27
Mississippi State
14
28
Wisconsin
-
29
Utah State
-19
30
Iowa State
-45
31
Marquette
-65
32
UNCG
-87
33
Louisville
-132
34
Oklahoma
-143
35
Oregon
-146
36
Temple
-152
37
Murray State
-160
38
Belmont
-188
39
Arizona State
-191
40
Minnesota
-194
41
Saint Mary's College
-205
42
Texas
-223
43
New Mexico State
-230
44
Syracuse
-261
45
Seton Hall
-261
46
Lipscomb
-269
47
Iowa
-272
50
Georgia State
-280
75
Montana
-497
100
South Carolina
-625
125
Omaha
-768
150
Prairie View A&M
-919
175
Duquesne
-1045
200
Norfolk State
-1153
225
Vanderbilt
-1352
250
Troy
-1461
275
UMass
-1588
300
Western Carolina
-1729
325
SIUE
-1954
353
Alabama A&M
-2562
Direct Impact Games
No Direct Impact Games today
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games