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
1143
25
VCU
497
42
Toledo
184
43
Yale
169
44
Ole Miss
167
45
San Francisco
155
46
Arizona State
155
47
Davidson
154
48
Saint Mary's College
153
49
Minnesota
148
50
Alabama
116
51
Belmont
112
52
Florida
108
53
Texas
92
54
Ohio State
67
55
Seton Hall
56
56
Butler
37
57
BYU
30
58
Harvard
24
59
UC Irvine
19
60
Clemson
2
61
Georgia Southern
-
62
Furman
-4
63
Drake
-5
64
Hofstra
-6
65
Dayton
-6
66
Memphis
-11
67
Creighton
-17
68
East Tennessee State
-21
69
Georgia State
-25
70
Bowling Green
-55
71
Vermont
-64
72
Murray State
-65
73
Lipscomb
-65
74
Old Dominion
-74
75
Kent State
-77
76
South Carolina
-82
77
Utah Valley
-85
78
Tulsa
-89
79
Northeastern
-93
80
Wichita State
-136
100
Stanford
-226
125
Eastern Michigan
-401
150
Ohio
-541
175
Indiana State
-665
200
Northern Illinois
-791
225
Washington State
-984
250
Southeastern Louisiana
-1063
275
Evansville
-1207
300
Cal State Northridge
-1388
325
Denver
-1580
353
Delaware State
-2242
Direct Impact Games
Final 1 2 T
» Georgia Southern
(16-10, 10-5 Sun Belt)
52 40 92
Appalachian State
(6-18, 4-10 Sun Belt)
34 35 69
Holmes Convocation Center (Boone, NC)
Win: -13 RPI Points
Loss: -97 RPI Points
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games