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
Kansas
1471
25
Wisconsin
800
50
Alabama
418
75
Lipscomb
201
95
Liberty
86
96
Oregon State
75
97
Western Kentucky
73
98
Northern Kentucky
69
99
Penn State
68
100
UCLA
60
101
Indiana
59
102
Bucknell
58
103
Stanford
51
104
Louisiana Tech
48
105
South Florida
45
106
Xavier
35
107
Utah
26
108
Colgate
23
109
Central Michigan
21
110
Nebraska
19
111
Texas A&M
12
112
Stony Brook
8
113
Arizona
4
114
Austin Peay
-
115
Brown
-2
116
Texas State
-19
117
Oklahoma State
-27
118
South Dakota State
-27
119
Miami (FL)
-28
120
Fresno State
-34
121
Missouri
-67
122
West Virginia
-75
123
San Diego State
-79
124
Saint Louis
-81
125
Eastern Michigan
-86
126
Loyola-Chicago
-96
127
Marshall
-114
128
North Texas
-122
129
Omaha
-130
130
Louisiana
-145
131
Miami (OH)
-145
132
Illinois
-147
133
Boston College
-147
150
NJIT
-247
175
Saint Bonaventure
-369
200
Pepperdine
-516
225
Detroit
-697
250
Richmond
-799
275
South Dakota
-926
300
Hampton
-1106
325
SIUE
-1298
353
Mississippi Valley State
-1918
Direct Impact Games
No Direct Impact Games today
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games