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
2279
25
Maryland
1625
50
Georgia State
1299
75
Montana
1082
100
South Carolina
954
125
Omaha
811
150
Prairie View A&M
660
175
Duquesne
534
200
Norfolk State
426
225
Vanderbilt
227
250
Troy
118
253
Sacred Heart
105
254
South Alabama
104
255
Portland State
99
256
California
91
257
Mercer
78
258
Sacramento State
74
259
Washington State
73
260
James Madison
71
261
Chattanooga
68
262
Columbia
62
263
UNCW
39
264
George Washington
35
265
Wagner
32
266
La Salle
30
267
Dartmouth
26
268
Appalachian State
18
269
Eastern Illinois
14
270
South Dakota
13
271
East Carolina
1
272
Lafayette
-
273
Evansville
-1
274
Idaho State
-8
275
UMass
-9
276
Loyola-Maryland
-22
277
Elon
-40
278
Cal State Northridge
-48
279
Grambling
-51
280
North Carolina Central
-58
281
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
-64
282
Marist
-83
283
Central Arkansas
-85
284
North Alabama
-85
285
Little Rock
-92
286
VMI
-95
287
Central Connecticut
-99
288
UC Davis
-106
289
Arkansas-Pine Bluff
-114
290
Western Michigan
-115
291
Albany
-118
300
Western Carolina
-150
325
SIUE
-375
353
Alabama A&M
-983
Direct Impact Games
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Indirect (SOS) Impact Games