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
1168
25
Coastal Carolina
703
50
Illinois
511
75
Tennessee
299
100
Morehead State
168
119
Texas State
78
120
Cal State Northridge
74
121
Butler
73
122
USC
69
123
Grand Canyon
65
124
Jacksonville State
60
125
Kennesaw State
59
126
Arizona State
54
127
San Diego
50
128
Cal Poly
41
129
VCU
39
130
Liberty
32
131
Kansas State
13
132
Oral Roberts
12
133
San Jose State
8
134
Fresno State
8
135
FIU
7
136
Canisius
5
137
Georgia State
2
138
Marist
-
139
Austin Peay
-1
140
Saint Mary's College
-2
141
Mercer
-6
142
Navy
-15
143
Central Arkansas
-15
144
Southern Illinois
-17
145
James Madison
-21
146
Virginia Tech
-27
147
New Orleans
-31
148
Hartford
-45
149
Miami (OH)
-46
150
Ball State
-51
151
Furman
-53
152
Hawaii
-54
153
Middle Tennessee
-61
154
NJIT
-76
155
Hofstra
-80
156
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
-82
157
Air Force
-84
175
Eastern Kentucky
-162
200
Southeast Missouri
-278
225
Jackson State
-409
250
Niagara
-595
275
Coppin State
-804
Direct Impact Games
No Direct Impact Games today
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games