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
1720
25
Coastal Carolina
1255
50
Illinois
1063
75
Tennessee
851
100
Morehead State
720
125
Kennesaw State
611
150
Ball State
501
175
Eastern Kentucky
390
200
Southeast Missouri
274
225
Jackson State
143
226
North Carolina Central
142
227
Saint Joseph's
135
228
Eastern Illinois
128
229
Cal State Bakersfield
122
230
South Carolina Upstate
108
231
UC Riverside
99
232
Northwestern
95
233
UMBC
93
234
Northern Illinois
85
235
UTRGV
83
236
Alabama State
81
237
Siena
78
238
North Dakota State
62
239
Cornell
56
240
Penn State
47
241
Western Carolina
40
242
William & Mary
35
243
Murray State
23
244
The Citadel
12
245
Utah Valley
-
246
Sacred Heart
-5
247
Dartmouth
-8
248
Old Dominion
-25
249
Oakland
-40
250
Niagara
-43
251
South Dakota State
-43
252
Lafayette
-59
253
Albany
-60
254
Charleston Southern
-62
255
Mount Saint Mary's
-72
256
Florida A&M
-73
257
Iona
-95
258
Penn
-96
259
UMass
-111
260
Stephen F. Austin
-112
261
Chicago State
-132
262
UNC Asheville
-142
263
Youngstown State
-158
264
Longwood
-163
275
Coppin State
-252
Direct Impact Games
No Direct Impact Games today
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games