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
1351
25
Maryland
697
50
Georgia State
371
75
Montana
154
84
San Diego State
109
85
Colgate
108
86
Saint Louis
101
87
Charleston
98
88
Nebraska
91
89
Bucknell
86
90
Kent State
83
91
Penn State
81
92
Marshall
81
93
San Francisco
80
94
Northern Kentucky
63
95
Arkansas
55
96
Radford
54
97
Providence
38
98
Indiana
35
99
Southern Miss
31
100
South Carolina
26
101
Georgetown
16
102
UCLA
8
103
Louisiana Tech
-
104
Butler
-2
105
South Florida
-3
106
Fresno State
-6
107
Lehigh
-18
108
Tulsa
-19
109
Oregon State
-26
110
Penn
-29
111
Loyola-Marymount
-29
112
Utah
-37
113
West Virginia
-40
114
Stony Brook
-54
115
Austin Peay
-55
116
Oklahoma State
-55
117
Rhode Island
-57
118
Princeton
-60
119
Arizona
-67
120
Brown
-76
121
Central Michigan
-84
122
Jacksonville State
-87
125
Omaha
-117
150
Prairie View A&M
-268
175
Duquesne
-394
200
Norfolk State
-502
225
Vanderbilt
-701
250
Troy
-810
275
UMass
-937
300
Western Carolina
-1078
325
SIUE
-1303
353
Alabama A&M
-1911
Direct Impact Games
No Direct Impact Games today
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games