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
1788
25
Maryland
1134
50
Georgia State
808
75
Montana
591
100
South Carolina
463
125
Omaha
320
150
Prairie View A&M
169
164
Texas Southern
84
165
Campbell
80
166
North Dakota State
69
167
Northern Illinois
65
168
Boston College
63
169
Hartford
58
170
Notre Dame
53
171
ULM
50
172
Holy Cross
47
173
North Florida
46
174
Cornell
45
175
Duquesne
43
176
Fairleigh Dickinson
22
177
UNLV
21
178
Pepperdine
13
179
Illinois
7
180
Wake Forest
5
181
Cal State Bakersfield
5
182
Ball State
3
183
Illinois State
-
184
Pittsburgh
-8
185
Saint Francis (PA)
-10
186
William & Mary
-10
187
Santa Clara
-14
188
Indiana State
-22
189
Georgia
-22
190
Saint Joseph's
-25
191
Missouri State
-25
192
Rider
-30
193
Pacific
-31
194
Coastal Carolina
-41
195
FAU
-41
196
UMBC
-43
197
Iona
-44
198
Cal State Fullerton
-50
199
Northwestern
-65
200
Norfolk State
-65
201
Eastern Washington
-70
202
Delaware
-103
225
Vanderbilt
-264
250
Troy
-373
275
UMass
-500
300
Western Carolina
-641
325
SIUE
-866
353
Alabama A&M
-1474
Direct Impact Games
No Direct Impact Games today
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games