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
774
2
Notre Dame
748
3
Oregon
453
4
Stanford
452
5
Louisville
441
6
Connecticut
357
7
Iowa
270
8
Mississippi State
171
9
North Carolina State
130
10
Marquette
1
11
Syracuse
-
12
Iowa State
-26
13
Gonzaga
-75
14
Texas A&M
-156
15
South Carolina
-160
16
Maryland
-163
17
Arizona State
-170
18
UCF
-191
19
Oregon State
-199
20
South Dakota State
-269
21
Kentucky
-282
22
DePaul
-294
23
Miami (FL)
-298
24
Florida State
-301
25
Drake
-307
26
Buffalo
-314
27
BYU
-314
28
UCLA
-323
29
Missouri
-345
30
Rice
-403
50
USC
-631
75
American
-805
100
Troy
-971
125
Morehead State
-1168
150
Montana State
-1352
175
Chattanooga
-1513
200
Cornell
-1687
225
California Baptist
-1821
250
Colgate
-1941
275
Southern Utah
-2109
300
ULM
-2308
325
NJIT
-2527
Direct Impact Games
No Direct Impact Games today
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games