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
2089
25
Maryland
1435
50
Georgia State
1109
75
Montana
892
100
South Carolina
764
125
Omaha
621
150
Prairie View A&M
470
175
Duquesne
344
200
Norfolk State
236
215
Seattle University
96
216
FGCU
79
217
UIC
78
218
North Carolina A&T
64
219
New Orleans
63
220
High Point
58
221
Purdue Fort Wayne
56
222
Boise State
53
223
Morehead State
49
224
Monmouth
42
225
Vanderbilt
37
226
Hawaii
27
227
Southeastern Louisiana
27
228
Southern Utah
23
229
Air Force
20
230
Boston University
17
231
Eastern Kentucky
5
232
Valparaiso
5
233
Robert Morris
1
234
Charleston Southern
-
235
Rice
-2
236
Colorado State
-7
237
Arkansas State
-23
238
American
-25
239
Saint Francis (NY)
-25
240
Montana State
-30
241
Drexel
-32
242
IUPUI
-35
243
Quinnipiac
-39
244
Army
-43
245
The Citadel
-46
246
Middle Tennessee
-51
247
Long Island
-52
248
Detroit
-54
249
Richmond
-67
250
Troy
-72
251
UMKC
-75
252
UMass-Lowell
-84
253
Sacred Heart
-85
275
UMass
-199
300
Western Carolina
-340
325
SIUE
-565
353
Alabama A&M
-1173
Direct Impact Games
No Direct Impact Games today
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games