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
2362
25
Maryland
1708
50
Georgia State
1382
75
Montana
1165
100
South Carolina
1037
125
Omaha
894
150
Prairie View A&M
743
175
Duquesne
617
200
Norfolk State
509
225
Vanderbilt
310
250
Troy
201
263
UNCW
122
264
George Washington
118
265
Wagner
115
266
La Salle
113
267
Dartmouth
109
268
Appalachian State
101
269
Eastern Illinois
97
270
South Dakota
96
271
East Carolina
84
272
Lafayette
83
273
Evansville
82
274
Idaho State
75
275
UMass
74
276
Loyola-Maryland
61
277
Elon
43
278
Cal State Northridge
35
279
Grambling
32
280
North Carolina Central
25
281
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
19
282
Marist
-
283
Central Arkansas
-2
284
North Alabama
-2
285
Little Rock
-9
286
VMI
-12
287
Central Connecticut
-16
288
UC Davis
-23
289
Arkansas-Pine Bluff
-31
290
Western Michigan
-32
291
Albany
-35
292
Tulane
-43
293
Youngstown State
-47
294
Mount Saint Mary's
-55
295
Tennessee-Martin
-56
296
Longwood
-58
297
Northern Arizona
-58
298
North Dakota
-61
299
Howard
-63
300
Western Carolina
-67
301
Florida A&M
-68
325
SIUE
-292
353
Alabama A&M
-900
Direct Impact Games
No Direct Impact Games today
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games