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
1431
25
Coastal Carolina
966
50
Illinois
774
75
Tennessee
562
100
Morehead State
431
125
Kennesaw State
322
150
Ball State
212
175
Eastern Kentucky
101
179
Manhattan
84
180
Appalachian State
81
181
Stony Brook
74
182
Seattle University
72
183
UC Santa Barbara
71
184
Columbia
59
185
Dayton
57
186
UTA
54
187
Washington State
53
188
Nicholls State
48
189
McNeese State
44
190
BYU
41
191
Georgetown
40
192
Memphis
38
193
Michigan State
31
194
Yale
27
195
Bethune-Cookman
16
196
ULM
16
197
Incarnate Word
14
198
Valparaiso
-
199
Winthrop
-14
200
Southeast Missouri
-15
201
UAB
-16
202
Lehigh
-23
203
Marshall
-32
204
Central Michigan
-37
205
UIC
-40
206
Western Kentucky
-41
207
Western Michigan
-52
208
Utah
-52
209
Fairfield
-54
210
North Carolina A&T
-79
211
Long Island
-82
212
UC Davis
-82
213
Radford
-83
214
Bucknell
-84
215
Texas Southern
-92
216
Northern Colorado
-97
217
Toledo
-104
225
Jackson State
-146
250
Niagara
-332
275
Coppin State
-541
Direct Impact Games
No Direct Impact Games today
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games