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
1163
25
Coastal Carolina
698
50
Illinois
506
75
Tennessee
294
100
Morehead State
163
117
Richmond
94
118
Illinois State
74
119
Texas State
73
120
Cal State Northridge
69
121
Butler
68
122
USC
64
123
Grand Canyon
60
124
Jacksonville State
55
125
Kennesaw State
54
126
Arizona State
49
127
San Diego
45
128
Cal Poly
36
129
VCU
34
130
Liberty
27
131
Kansas State
8
132
Oral Roberts
7
133
San Jose State
3
134
Fresno State
3
135
FIU
2
136
Canisius
-
137
Georgia State
-3
138
Marist
-5
139
Austin Peay
-6
140
Saint Mary's College
-7
141
Mercer
-11
142
Navy
-20
143
Central Arkansas
-20
144
Southern Illinois
-22
145
James Madison
-26
146
Virginia Tech
-32
147
New Orleans
-36
148
Hartford
-50
149
Miami (OH)
-51
150
Ball State
-56
151
Furman
-58
152
Hawaii
-59
153
Middle Tennessee
-66
154
NJIT
-81
155
Hofstra
-85
175
Eastern Kentucky
-167
200
Southeast Missouri
-283
225
Jackson State
-414
250
Niagara
-600
275
Coppin State
-809
Direct Impact Games
No Direct Impact Games today
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games