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
1996
25
Coastal Carolina
1531
50
Illinois
1339
75
Tennessee
1127
100
Morehead State
996
125
Kennesaw State
887
150
Ball State
777
175
Eastern Kentucky
666
200
Southeast Missouri
550
225
Jackson State
419
250
Niagara
233
259
UMass
165
260
Stephen F. Austin
164
261
Chicago State
144
262
UNC Asheville
134
263
Youngstown State
118
264
Longwood
113
265
Central Connecticut
95
266
Belmont
94
267
Tennessee-Martin
88
268
Evansville
77
269
Princeton
76
270
Brown
65
271
Grambling
53
272
Ohio
41
273
Towson
32
274
Abilene Christian
25
275
Coppin State
24
276
Presbyterian College
11
277
Saint Bonaventure
2
278
Northern Kentucky
-
279
Arkansas-Pine Bluff
-5
280
Western Illinois
-57
281
Villanova
-86
282
Bowling Green
-111
283
La Salle
-115
284
Omaha
-148
285
Rider
-179
286
Alabama A&M
-217
287
Alcorn State
-264
288
Southern
-363
289
Savannah State
-388
290
Norfolk State
-391
291
IPFW
-463
292
Mississippi Valley State
-491
293
Fairleigh Dickinson
-499
294
Prairie View A&M
-545
295
Saint Peter's
-675
296
Maryland Eastern Shore
-796
297
Delaware State
-1112
Direct Impact Games
No Direct Impact Games today
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games