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
1708
25
Maryland
1054
50
Georgia State
728
75
Montana
511
100
South Carolina
383
125
Omaha
240
146
NJIT
98
147
UTA
94
148
Sam Houston State
93
149
UAB
91
150
Prairie View A&M
89
151
UTRGV
67
152
USC
66
153
Northern Iowa
66
154
George Mason
58
155
Miami (OH)
57
156
Georgia Tech
54
157
Northern Colorado
48
158
DePaul
41
159
Akron
40
160
North Texas
39
161
Winthrop
33
162
Bradley
30
163
UC Santa Barbara
20
164
Texas Southern
4
165
Campbell
-
166
North Dakota State
-11
167
Northern Illinois
-15
168
Boston College
-17
169
Hartford
-22
170
Notre Dame
-27
171
ULM
-30
172
Holy Cross
-33
173
North Florida
-34
174
Cornell
-35
175
Duquesne
-37
176
Fairleigh Dickinson
-58
177
UNLV
-59
178
Pepperdine
-67
179
Illinois
-73
180
Wake Forest
-75
181
Cal State Bakersfield
-75
182
Ball State
-77
183
Illinois State
-80
184
Pittsburgh
-88
200
Norfolk State
-145
225
Vanderbilt
-344
250
Troy
-453
275
UMass
-580
300
Western Carolina
-721
325
SIUE
-946
353
Alabama A&M
-1554
Direct Impact Games
No Direct Impact Games today
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games