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
1777
25
Nevada
1146
50
Yale
821
75
Montana
603
100
West Virginia
469
125
Omaha
322
150
USC
159
165
Campbell
75
166
Boston College
73
167
North Florida
72
168
North Dakota State
71
169
Cornell
68
170
Northern Illinois
61
171
Hartford
60
172
Notre Dame
59
173
Holy Cross
49
174
Illinois
41
175
Duquesne
39
176
Fairleigh Dickinson
27
177
Pepperdine
23
178
UNLV
21
179
Wake Forest
21
180
Pittsburgh
9
181
Ball State
5
182
Saint Francis (PA)
2
183
Santa Clara
1
184
Illinois State
-
185
Texas Southern
-8
186
Georgia
-14
187
Cal State Bakersfield
-16
188
Missouri State
-20
189
Saint Joseph's
-21
190
Pacific
-22
191
Rider
-22
192
William & Mary
-27
193
Cal State Fullerton
-30
194
Indiana State
-31
195
Northwestern
-37
196
Iona
-44
197
UMBC
-45
198
FAU
-54
199
Eastern Washington
-65
200
Norfolk State
-73
201
Coastal Carolina
-74
202
Samford
-79
203
Weber State
-100
225
Morehead State
-258
250
Detroit
-369
275
UMass
-500
300
Stephen F. Austin
-643
325
Portland
-853
353
Alabama A&M
-1483
Direct Impact Games
No Direct Impact Games today
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games