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
2330
25
Maryland
1676
50
Georgia State
1350
75
Montana
1133
100
South Carolina
1005
125
Omaha
862
150
Prairie View A&M
711
175
Duquesne
585
200
Norfolk State
477
225
Vanderbilt
278
250
Troy
169
260
James Madison
122
261
Chattanooga
119
262
Columbia
113
263
UNCW
90
264
George Washington
86
265
Wagner
83
266
La Salle
81
267
Dartmouth
77
268
Appalachian State
69
269
Eastern Illinois
65
270
South Dakota
64
271
East Carolina
52
272
Lafayette
51
273
Evansville
50
274
Idaho State
43
275
UMass
42
276
Loyola-Maryland
29
277
Elon
11
278
Cal State Northridge
3
279
Grambling
-
280
North Carolina Central
-7
281
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
-13
282
Marist
-32
283
Central Arkansas
-34
284
North Alabama
-34
285
Little Rock
-41
286
VMI
-44
287
Central Connecticut
-48
288
UC Davis
-55
289
Arkansas-Pine Bluff
-63
290
Western Michigan
-64
291
Albany
-67
292
Tulane
-75
293
Youngstown State
-79
294
Mount Saint Mary's
-87
295
Tennessee-Martin
-88
296
Longwood
-90
297
Northern Arizona
-90
298
North Dakota
-93
300
Western Carolina
-99
325
SIUE
-324
353
Alabama A&M
-932
Direct Impact Games
No Direct Impact Games today
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games