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
1383
25
Coastal Carolina
918
50
Illinois
726
75
Tennessee
514
100
Morehead State
383
125
Kennesaw State
274
150
Ball State
164
169
VMI
80
170
Pacific
75
171
San Francisco
67
172
Boston College
67
173
Portland
61
174
George Mason
56
175
Eastern Kentucky
53
176
Lipscomb
47
177
Arkansas State
40
178
UMass-Lowell
36
179
Manhattan
36
180
Appalachian State
33
181
Stony Brook
26
182
Seattle University
24
183
UC Santa Barbara
23
184
Columbia
11
185
Dayton
9
186
UTA
6
187
Washington State
5
188
Nicholls State
-
189
McNeese State
-4
190
BYU
-7
191
Georgetown
-8
192
Memphis
-10
193
Michigan State
-17
194
Yale
-21
195
Bethune-Cookman
-32
196
ULM
-32
197
Incarnate Word
-34
198
Valparaiso
-48
199
Winthrop
-62
200
Southeast Missouri
-63
201
UAB
-64
202
Lehigh
-71
203
Marshall
-80
204
Central Michigan
-85
205
UIC
-88
206
Western Kentucky
-89
207
Western Michigan
-100
225
Jackson State
-194
250
Niagara
-380
275
Coppin State
-589
Direct Impact Games
No Direct Impact Games today
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games