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
1438
25
Maryland
784
50
Georgia State
458
75
Montana
241
100
South Carolina
113
103
Louisiana Tech
87
104
Butler
85
105
South Florida
84
106
Fresno State
81
107
Lehigh
69
108
Tulsa
68
109
Oregon State
61
110
Penn
58
111
Loyola-Marymount
58
112
Utah
50
113
West Virginia
47
114
Stony Brook
33
115
Austin Peay
32
116
Oklahoma State
32
117
Rhode Island
30
118
Princeton
27
119
Arizona
20
120
Brown
11
121
Central Michigan
3
122
Jacksonville State
-
123
Texas A&M
-6
124
Abilene Christian
-22
125
Omaha
-30
126
Texas State
-32
127
Saint Bonaventure
-53
128
South Dakota State
-56
129
Miami (FL)
-59
130
Missouri
-59
131
Gardner-Webb
-61
132
Grand Canyon
-61
133
Loyola-Chicago
-93
134
Southern Illinois
-105
135
Connecticut
-118
136
SMU
-129
137
Stanford
-153
138
UTSA
-153
139
Rutgers
-154
140
Eastern Michigan
-157
141
Green Bay
-161
150
Prairie View A&M
-181
175
Duquesne
-307
200
Norfolk State
-415
225
Vanderbilt
-614
250
Troy
-723
275
UMass
-850
300
Western Carolina
-991
325
SIUE
-1216
353
Alabama A&M
-1824
Direct Impact Games
No Direct Impact Games today
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games