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
Baylor
1072
4
Stanford
750
5
Louisville
739
6
Connecticut
655
7
Iowa
568
8
Mississippi State
469
9
North Carolina State
428
10
Marquette
299
11
Syracuse
298
12
Iowa State
272
13
Gonzaga
223
14
Texas A&M
142
15
South Carolina
138
16
Maryland
135
17
Arizona State
128
18
UCF
107
19
Oregon State
99
20
South Dakota State
29
21
Kentucky
16
22
DePaul
4
23
Miami (FL)
-
24
Florida State
-3
25
Drake
-9
26
Buffalo
-16
27
BYU
-16
28
UCLA
-25
29
Missouri
-47
30
Rice
-105
31
Ohio
-110
32
Rutgers
-115
33
Texas
-115
34
California
-153
35
Central Michigan
-158
36
Kansas State
-162
37
James Madison
-187
38
Michigan State
-188
39
Boise State
-235
40
Missouri State
-240
41
Indiana
-243
42
Michigan
-250
50
USC
-333
75
American
-507
100
Troy
-673
125
Morehead State
-870
150
Montana State
-1054
175
Chattanooga
-1215
200
Cornell
-1389
225
California Baptist
-1523
250
Colgate
-1643
275
Southern Utah
-1811
300
ULM
-2010
325
NJIT
-2229
Direct Impact Games
No Direct Impact Games today
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games
No significant Indirect Impact Games today