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
1972
25
Coastal Carolina
1507
50
Illinois
1315
75
Tennessee
1103
100
Morehead State
972
125
Kennesaw State
863
150
Ball State
753
175
Eastern Kentucky
642
200
Southeast Missouri
526
225
Jackson State
395
250
Niagara
209
256
Florida A&M
179
257
Iona
157
258
Penn
156
259
UMass
141
260
Stephen F. Austin
140
261
Chicago State
120
262
UNC Asheville
110
263
Youngstown State
94
264
Longwood
89
265
Central Connecticut
71
266
Belmont
70
267
Tennessee-Martin
64
268
Evansville
53
269
Princeton
52
270
Brown
41
271
Grambling
29
272
Ohio
17
273
Towson
8
274
Abilene Christian
1
275
Coppin State
-
276
Presbyterian College
-13
277
Saint Bonaventure
-22
278
Northern Kentucky
-24
279
Arkansas-Pine Bluff
-29
280
Western Illinois
-81
281
Villanova
-110
282
Bowling Green
-135
283
La Salle
-139
284
Omaha
-172
285
Rider
-203
286
Alabama A&M
-241
287
Alcorn State
-288
288
Southern
-387
289
Savannah State
-412
290
Norfolk State
-415
291
IPFW
-487
292
Mississippi Valley State
-515
293
Fairleigh Dickinson
-523
294
Prairie View A&M
-569
Direct Impact Games
No Direct Impact Games today
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games