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
2217
25
Maryland
1563
50
Georgia State
1237
75
Montana
1020
100
South Carolina
892
125
Omaha
749
150
Prairie View A&M
598
175
Duquesne
472
200
Norfolk State
364
225
Vanderbilt
165
243
Quinnipiac
89
244
Army
85
245
The Citadel
82
246
Middle Tennessee
77
247
Long Island
76
248
Detroit
74
249
Richmond
61
250
Troy
56
251
UMKC
53
252
UMass-Lowell
44
253
Sacred Heart
43
254
South Alabama
42
255
Portland State
37
256
California
29
257
Mercer
16
258
Sacramento State
12
259
Washington State
11
260
James Madison
9
261
Chattanooga
6
262
Columbia
-
263
UNCW
-23
264
George Washington
-27
265
Wagner
-30
266
La Salle
-32
267
Dartmouth
-36
268
Appalachian State
-44
269
Eastern Illinois
-48
270
South Dakota
-49
271
East Carolina
-61
272
Lafayette
-62
273
Evansville
-63
274
Idaho State
-70
275
UMass
-71
276
Loyola-Maryland
-84
277
Elon
-102
278
Cal State Northridge
-110
279
Grambling
-113
280
North Carolina Central
-120
281
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
-126
300
Western Carolina
-212
325
SIUE
-437
353
Alabama A&M
-1045
Direct Impact Games
No Direct Impact Games today
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games