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
1359
25
Coastal Carolina
894
50
Illinois
702
75
Tennessee
490
100
Morehead State
359
125
Kennesaw State
250
150
Ball State
140
163
Harvard
83
164
New Mexico
82
165
East Tennessee State
80
166
Rutgers
70
167
Gardner-Webb
58
168
Loyola-Marymount
58
169
VMI
56
170
Pacific
51
171
San Francisco
43
172
Boston College
43
173
Portland
37
174
George Mason
32
175
Eastern Kentucky
29
176
Lipscomb
23
177
Arkansas State
16
178
UMass-Lowell
12
179
Manhattan
12
180
Appalachian State
9
181
Stony Brook
2
182
Seattle University
-
183
UC Santa Barbara
-1
184
Columbia
-13
185
Dayton
-15
186
UTA
-18
187
Washington State
-19
188
Nicholls State
-24
189
McNeese State
-28
190
BYU
-31
191
Georgetown
-32
192
Memphis
-34
193
Michigan State
-41
194
Yale
-45
195
Bethune-Cookman
-56
196
ULM
-56
197
Incarnate Word
-58
198
Valparaiso
-72
199
Winthrop
-86
200
Southeast Missouri
-87
201
UAB
-88
225
Jackson State
-218
250
Niagara
-404
275
Coppin State
-613
Direct Impact Games
No Direct Impact Games today
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games
No significant Indirect Impact Games today