Essentially, different mesh topoloogy but same geometry means different arrangement of the triangles but still have the same shape. So the points are in the same location while the edges are organized differently.
Same mesh topology and different geometry means exactly the opposite. The edges are connected to the same points but the points are in different places.
So same geometry, different topology = points in the same plaes.
Same mesh topology, different geometry = edges connected to same points but points in different places.