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
Kansas
742
8
Michigan
399
9
Buffalo
366
10
Purdue
345
11
Tennessee
315
12
LSU
314
13
Michigan State
306
14
Marquette
299
15
Florida State
217
16
Maryland
194
17
Villanova
194
18
Washington
192
19
Cincinnati
167
20
Texas Tech
159
21
Kansas State
150
22
Nevada
142
23
Mississippi State
137
24
VCU
84
25
Wisconsin
83
26
Iowa State
17
27
Wofford
-
28
Louisville
-1
29
Virginia Tech
-15
30
Oklahoma
-35
31
Temple
-37
32
Iowa
-97
33
TCU
-100
34
New Mexico State
-110
35
UCF
-113
36
Auburn
-118
37
Yale
-131
38
Saint John's
-163
39
UNCG
-198
40
Syracuse
-206
41
Baylor
-221
42
Utah State
-224
43
Toledo
-243
44
Ole Miss
-249
45
Arizona State
-261
46
San Francisco
-262
50
Alabama
-307
75
South Carolina
-500
100
Stanford
-648
125
Loyola-Marymount
-812
150
Ohio
-958
175
Texas Southern
-1081
200
William & Mary
-1203
225
George Washington
-1394
250
Troy
-1492
275
Loyola-Maryland
-1641
300
Alabama State
-1817
325
Savannah State
-2008
353
Delaware State
-2662
Direct Impact Games
Final 1 2 T
» Wofford
(21-4, 16-0 Southern)
39 33 72
Furman
(19-6, 11-5 Southern)
28 36 64
Timmons Arena (Greenville, SC)
Win: 67 RPI Points
Loss: -8 RPI Points
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games