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
Oregon State
1971
25
Coastal Carolina
1506
50
Illinois
1314
75
Tennessee
1102
100
Morehead State
971
125
Kennesaw State
862
150
Ball State
752
175
Eastern Kentucky
641
200
Southeast Missouri
525
225
Jackson State
394
250
Niagara
208
255
Mount Saint Mary's
179
256
Florida A&M
178
257
Iona
156
258
Penn
155
259
UMass
140
260
Stephen F. Austin
139
261
Chicago State
119
262
UNC Asheville
109
263
Youngstown State
93
264
Longwood
88
265
Central Connecticut
70
266
Belmont
69
267
Tennessee-Martin
63
268
Evansville
52
269
Princeton
51
270
Brown
40
271
Grambling
28
272
Ohio
16
273
Towson
7
274
Abilene Christian
-
275
Coppin State
-1
276
Presbyterian College
-14
277
Saint Bonaventure
-23
278
Northern Kentucky
-25
279
Arkansas-Pine Bluff
-30
280
Western Illinois
-82
281
Villanova
-111
282
Bowling Green
-136
283
La Salle
-140
284
Omaha
-173
285
Rider
-204
286
Alabama A&M
-242
287
Alcorn State
-289
288
Southern
-388
289
Savannah State
-413
290
Norfolk State
-416
291
IPFW
-488
292
Mississippi Valley State
-516
293
Fairleigh Dickinson
-524
Direct Impact Games
No Direct Impact Games today
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games