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
2690
25
VCU
2044
50
Alabama
1663
75
Kent State
1470
100
Stanford
1321
125
Eastern Michigan
1146
150
Ohio
1006
175
Indiana State
882
200
Northern Illinois
756
225
Washington State
563
250
Southeastern Louisiana
484
275
Evansville
340
300
Cal State Northridge
159
303
UTEP
143
304
North Dakota
142
305
Tennessee-Martin
133
306
Oral Roberts
120
307
Southeast Missouri
90
308
Northwestern State
86
309
Northern Arizona
83
310
Niagara
82
311
Manhattan
78
312
Longwood
70
313
Bethune-Cookman
68
314
Milwaukee
65
315
North Carolina Central
57
316
Florida A&M
51
317
Bryant
41
318
Cleveland State
38
319
SIUE
25
320
Tennessee Tech
23
321
Maine
3
322
Central Arkansas
-
323
Portland
-7
324
Binghamton
-26
325
Denver
-33
326
Savannah State
-49
327
Wyoming
-61
328
Coppin State
-63
329
Jackson State
-77
330
Fairfield
-81
331
Saint Peter's
-89
332
Howard
-99
333
UC Riverside
-126
334
McNeese State
-190
335
Morgan State
-219
336
Kennesaw State
-234
337
Stetson
-246
338
San Jose State
-265
339
Chicago State
-294
340
Western Illinois
-314
341
South Carolina State
-317
353
Delaware State
-695
Direct Impact Games
Final 1 2 T
Central Arkansas
(7-17, 5-9 Southland)
25 32 57
» Nicholls State
(8-15, 5-9 Southland)
44 56 100
Stopher Gymnasium (Thibodaux, LA)
Win: 106 RPI Points
Loss: -28 RPI Points
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games