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
Duke
2375
25
VCU
1733
50
Alabama
1352
75
Kent State
1159
100
Stanford
1006
125
Eastern Michigan
835
150
Ohio
695
175
Prairie View A&M
578
200
Northern Illinois
448
225
Arkansas State
253
250
Southeastern Louisiana
167
258
Long Island
114
259
Navy
113
260
American
107
261
Charleston Southern
95
262
UC Davis
91
263
Marist
87
264
La Salle
75
265
UMass
74
266
Sacramento State
74
267
Idaho State
68
268
Towson
61
269
UNCW
58
270
South Dakota
57
271
Western Michigan
54
272
East Carolina
45
273
Hampton
33
274
Evansville
30
275
Western Carolina
30
276
Loyola-Maryland
14
277
Albany
-
278
Houston Baptist
-3
279
Central Connecticut
-3
280
Youngstown State
-8
281
California
-20
282
Portland State
-23
283
Stephen F. Austin
-27
284
Appalachian State
-31
285
North Alabama
-43
286
South Alabama
-43
287
Little Rock
-59
288
Arkansas-Pine Bluff
-60
289
Elon
-62
290
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
-73
291
Fordham
-79
292
Tulane
-79
293
VMI
-92
294
Jacksonville
-97
295
Charlotte
-105
296
Grambling
-107
300
Alabama State
-161
325
Denver
-344
353
Delaware State
-1006
Direct Impact Games
Final 1 2 T
UMBC
(15-11, 10-4 America East)
28 47 75
» Albany
(10-17, 6-7 America East)
46 38 84
SEFCU Arena (Albany, NY)
Win: 54 RPI Points
Loss: -27 RPI Points
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games