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
610
3
Michigan State
469
4
Kansas
457
5
North Carolina
412
6
Kentucky
407
7
Houston
378
8
Gonzaga
370
9
Texas Tech
355
10
Tennessee
335
11
Florida State
308
12
Buffalo
282
13
Michigan
265
14
Auburn
264
15
Purdue
239
16
LSU
188
17
Cincinnati
117
18
Villanova
82
19
Kansas State
71
20
Washington
28
21
Virginia Tech
17
22
Wofford
-
23
UCF
-19
24
Nevada
-32
25
Maryland
-44
26
VCU
-55
27
Mississippi State
-76
28
Wisconsin
-90
29
Utah State
-109
30
Iowa State
-135
31
Marquette
-155
32
UNCG
-177
33
Louisville
-222
34
Oklahoma
-233
35
Oregon
-236
36
Temple
-242
37
Murray State
-250
38
Belmont
-278
39
Arizona State
-281
40
Minnesota
-284
41
Saint Mary's College
-295
50
Georgia State
-370
75
Montana
-587
100
South Carolina
-715
125
Omaha
-858
150
Prairie View A&M
-1009
175
Duquesne
-1135
200
Norfolk State
-1243
225
Vanderbilt
-1442
250
Troy
-1551
275
UMass
-1678
300
Western Carolina
-1819
325
SIUE
-2044
353
Alabama A&M
-2652
Direct Impact Games
No Direct Impact Games today
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games