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
2487
25
Coastal Carolina
2022
50
Illinois
1830
75
Tennessee
1618
100
Morehead State
1487
125
Kennesaw State
1378
150
Ball State
1268
175
Eastern Kentucky
1157
200
Southeast Missouri
1041
225
Jackson State
910
250
Niagara
724
273
Towson
523
274
Abilene Christian
516
275
Coppin State
515
276
Presbyterian College
502
277
Saint Bonaventure
493
278
Northern Kentucky
491
279
Arkansas-Pine Bluff
486
280
Western Illinois
434
281
Villanova
405
282
Bowling Green
380
283
La Salle
376
284
Omaha
343
285
Rider
312
286
Alabama A&M
274
287
Alcorn State
227
288
Southern
128
289
Savannah State
103
290
Norfolk State
100
291
IPFW
28
292
Mississippi Valley State
-
293
Fairleigh Dickinson
-8
294
Prairie View A&M
-54
295
Saint Peter's
-184
296
Maryland Eastern Shore
-305
297
Delaware State
-621
Direct Impact Games
No Direct Impact Games today
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games