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
1901
25
Coastal Carolina
1436
50
Illinois
1244
75
Tennessee
1032
100
Morehead State
901
125
Kennesaw State
792
150
Ball State
682
175
Eastern Kentucky
571
200
Southeast Missouri
455
225
Jackson State
324
246
Sacred Heart
176
247
Dartmouth
173
248
Old Dominion
156
249
Oakland
141
250
Niagara
138
251
South Dakota State
138
252
Lafayette
122
253
Albany
121
254
Charleston Southern
119
255
Mount Saint Mary's
109
256
Florida A&M
108
257
Iona
86
258
Penn
85
259
UMass
70
260
Stephen F. Austin
69
261
Chicago State
49
262
UNC Asheville
39
263
Youngstown State
23
264
Longwood
18
265
Central Connecticut
-
266
Belmont
-1
267
Tennessee-Martin
-7
268
Evansville
-18
269
Princeton
-19
270
Brown
-30
271
Grambling
-42
272
Ohio
-54
273
Towson
-63
274
Abilene Christian
-70
275
Coppin State
-71
276
Presbyterian College
-84
277
Saint Bonaventure
-93
278
Northern Kentucky
-95
279
Arkansas-Pine Bluff
-100
280
Western Illinois
-152
281
Villanova
-181
282
Bowling Green
-206
283
La Salle
-210
284
Omaha
-243
Direct Impact Games
No Direct Impact Games today
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games