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
1597
25
VCU
951
50
Alabama
570
75
Kent State
377
100
Stanford
228
114
Southern Miss
160
115
Austin Peay
152
116
Nebraska
151
117
Stony Brook
139
118
Miami (FL)
123
119
Penn
121
120
Oklahoma State
114
121
Omaha
105
122
Marshall
67
123
Northern Kentucky
58
124
Saint Louis
56
125
Eastern Michigan
53
126
Loyola-Marymount
51
127
Missouri
50
128
Loyola-Chicago
45
129
North Texas
43
130
West Virginia
39
131
Louisiana
32
132
Rutgers
7
133
Jacksonville State
-
134
Southern Illinois
-9
135
Boston College
-15
136
Grand Canyon
-16
137
Sam Houston State
-18
138
Miami (OH)
-29
139
Rhode Island
-33
140
NJIT
-35
141
UTSA
-41
142
UC Santa Barbara
-44
143
USC
-47
144
UTRGV
-48
145
Duquesne
-51
146
Northern Iowa
-60
147
Connecticut
-70
148
Notre Dame
-72
149
George Mason
-85
150
Ohio
-87
151
Abilene Christian
-92
152
ULM
-94
175
Indiana State
-211
200
Northern Illinois
-337
225
Washington State
-530
250
Southeastern Louisiana
-609
275
Evansville
-753
300
Cal State Northridge
-934
325
Denver
-1126
353
Delaware State
-1788
Direct Impact Games
Final/1OT 1 2 OT T
Eastern Kentucky
(10-17, 5-11 Ohio Valley)
41 41 19 101
» Jacksonville State
(19-8, 13-3 Ohio Valley)
45 37 22 104
Pete Mathews Coliseum (Jacksonville, AL)
Win: 10 RPI Points
Loss: -109 RPI Points
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games