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
603
2
Notre Dame
577
3
Oregon
282
4
Stanford
281
5
Louisville
270
6
Connecticut
186
7
Iowa
99
8
Mississippi State
-
9
North Carolina State
-41
10
Marquette
-170
11
Syracuse
-171
12
Iowa State
-197
13
Gonzaga
-246
14
Texas A&M
-327
15
South Carolina
-331
16
Maryland
-334
17
Arizona State
-341
18
UCF
-362
19
Oregon State
-370
20
South Dakota State
-440
21
Kentucky
-453
22
DePaul
-465
23
Miami (FL)
-469
24
Florida State
-472
25
Drake
-478
26
Buffalo
-485
27
BYU
-485
50
USC
-802
75
American
-976
100
Troy
-1142
125
Morehead State
-1339
150
Montana State
-1523
175
Chattanooga
-1684
200
Cornell
-1858
225
California Baptist
-1992
250
Colgate
-2112
275
Southern Utah
-2280
300
ULM
-2479
325
NJIT
-2698
Direct Impact Games
No Direct Impact Games today
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games
No significant Indirect Impact Games today