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
1316
25
Maryland
662
50
Georgia State
336
75
Montana
119
79
Georgia Southern
98
80
Western Kentucky
92
81
San Diego
84
82
East Tennessee State
80
83
North Carolina State
76
84
San Diego State
74
85
Colgate
73
86
Saint Louis
66
87
Charleston
63
88
Nebraska
56
89
Bucknell
51
90
Kent State
48
91
Penn State
46
92
Marshall
46
93
San Francisco
45
94
Northern Kentucky
28
95
Arkansas
20
96
Radford
19
97
Providence
3
98
Indiana
-
99
Southern Miss
-4
100
South Carolina
-9
101
Georgetown
-19
102
UCLA
-27
103
Louisiana Tech
-35
104
Butler
-37
105
South Florida
-38
106
Fresno State
-41
107
Lehigh
-53
108
Tulsa
-54
109
Oregon State
-61
110
Penn
-64
111
Loyola-Marymount
-64
112
Utah
-72
113
West Virginia
-75
114
Stony Brook
-89
115
Austin Peay
-90
116
Oklahoma State
-90
117
Rhode Island
-92
125
Omaha
-152
150
Prairie View A&M
-303
175
Duquesne
-429
200
Norfolk State
-537
225
Vanderbilt
-736
250
Troy
-845
275
UMass
-972
300
Western Carolina
-1113
325
SIUE
-1338
353
Alabama A&M
-1946
Direct Impact Games
No Direct Impact Games today
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games