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
2420
25
Maryland
1766
50
Georgia State
1440
75
Montana
1223
100
South Carolina
1095
125
Omaha
952
150
Prairie View A&M
801
175
Duquesne
675
200
Norfolk State
567
225
Vanderbilt
368
250
Troy
259
275
UMass
132
277
Elon
101
278
Cal State Northridge
93
279
Grambling
90
280
North Carolina Central
83
281
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
77
282
Marist
58
283
Central Arkansas
56
284
North Alabama
56
285
Little Rock
49
286
VMI
46
287
Central Connecticut
42
288
UC Davis
35
289
Arkansas-Pine Bluff
27
290
Western Michigan
26
291
Albany
23
292
Tulane
15
293
Youngstown State
11
294
Mount Saint Mary's
3
295
Tennessee-Martin
2
296
Longwood
-
297
Northern Arizona
0
298
North Dakota
-3
299
Howard
-5
300
Western Carolina
-9
301
Florida A&M
-10
302
Towson
-10
303
Oral Roberts
-12
304
Stephen F. Austin
-13
305
Charlotte
-25
306
Houston Baptist
-44
307
Alabama State
-47
308
Jacksonville
-58
309
Southeast Missouri
-62
310
Tennessee State
-79
311
Niagara
-81
312
Fordham
-87
313
Cleveland State
-88
314
Binghamton
-100
315
Nicholls State
-102
325
SIUE
-234
353
Alabama A&M
-842
Direct Impact Games
No Direct Impact Games today
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games