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
2280
25
Maryland
1626
50
Georgia State
1300
75
Montana
1083
100
South Carolina
955
125
Omaha
812
150
Prairie View A&M
661
175
Duquesne
535
200
Norfolk State
427
225
Vanderbilt
228
250
Troy
119
254
South Alabama
105
255
Portland State
100
256
California
92
257
Mercer
79
258
Sacramento State
75
259
Washington State
74
260
James Madison
72
261
Chattanooga
69
262
Columbia
63
263
UNCW
40
264
George Washington
36
265
Wagner
33
266
La Salle
31
267
Dartmouth
27
268
Appalachian State
19
269
Eastern Illinois
15
270
South Dakota
14
271
East Carolina
2
272
Lafayette
1
273
Evansville
-
274
Idaho State
-7
275
UMass
-8
276
Loyola-Maryland
-21
277
Elon
-39
278
Cal State Northridge
-47
279
Grambling
-50
280
North Carolina Central
-57
281
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
-63
282
Marist
-82
283
Central Arkansas
-84
284
North Alabama
-84
285
Little Rock
-91
286
VMI
-94
287
Central Connecticut
-98
288
UC Davis
-105
289
Arkansas-Pine Bluff
-113
290
Western Michigan
-114
291
Albany
-117
292
Tulane
-125
300
Western Carolina
-149
325
SIUE
-374
353
Alabama A&M
-982
Direct Impact Games
No Direct Impact Games today
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games