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
1296
25
Maryland
642
50
Georgia State
316
75
Montana
99
76
Bowling Green
97
77
Dayton
89
78
Drake
85
79
Georgia Southern
78
80
Western Kentucky
72
81
San Diego
64
82
East Tennessee State
60
83
North Carolina State
56
84
San Diego State
54
85
Colgate
53
86
Saint Louis
46
87
Charleston
43
88
Nebraska
36
89
Bucknell
31
90
Kent State
28
91
Penn State
26
92
Marshall
26
93
San Francisco
25
94
Northern Kentucky
8
95
Arkansas
-
96
Radford
-1
97
Providence
-17
98
Indiana
-20
99
Southern Miss
-24
100
South Carolina
-29
101
Georgetown
-39
102
UCLA
-47
103
Louisiana Tech
-55
104
Butler
-57
105
South Florida
-58
106
Fresno State
-61
107
Lehigh
-73
108
Tulsa
-74
109
Oregon State
-81
110
Penn
-84
111
Loyola-Marymount
-84
112
Utah
-92
113
West Virginia
-95
114
Stony Brook
-109
125
Omaha
-172
150
Prairie View A&M
-323
175
Duquesne
-449
200
Norfolk State
-557
225
Vanderbilt
-756
250
Troy
-865
275
UMass
-992
300
Western Carolina
-1133
325
SIUE
-1358
353
Alabama A&M
-1966
Direct Impact Games
No Direct Impact Games today
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games