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
1816
25
Coastal Carolina
1351
50
Illinois
1159
75
Tennessee
947
100
Morehead State
816
125
Kennesaw State
707
150
Ball State
597
175
Eastern Kentucky
486
200
Southeast Missouri
370
225
Jackson State
239
239
Cornell
152
240
Penn State
143
241
Western Carolina
136
242
William & Mary
131
243
Murray State
119
244
The Citadel
108
245
Utah Valley
96
246
Sacred Heart
91
247
Dartmouth
88
248
Old Dominion
71
249
Oakland
56
250
Niagara
53
251
South Dakota State
53
252
Lafayette
37
253
Albany
36
254
Charleston Southern
34
255
Mount Saint Mary's
24
256
Florida A&M
23
257
Iona
1
258
Penn
-
259
UMass
-15
260
Stephen F. Austin
-16
261
Chicago State
-36
262
UNC Asheville
-46
263
Youngstown State
-62
264
Longwood
-67
265
Central Connecticut
-85
266
Belmont
-86
267
Tennessee-Martin
-92
268
Evansville
-103
269
Princeton
-104
270
Brown
-115
271
Grambling
-127
272
Ohio
-139
273
Towson
-148
274
Abilene Christian
-155
275
Coppin State
-156
276
Presbyterian College
-169
277
Saint Bonaventure
-178
Direct Impact Games
No Direct Impact Games today
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games