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
2047
25
Maryland
1393
50
Georgia State
1067
75
Montana
850
100
South Carolina
722
125
Omaha
579
150
Prairie View A&M
428
175
Duquesne
302
200
Norfolk State
194
205
Weber State
153
206
Lamar
146
207
Presbyterian College
144
208
Canisius
136
209
California Baptist
114
210
Long Beach State
103
211
Hampton
101
212
Siena
91
213
Navy
67
214
Oakland
61
215
Seattle University
54
216
FGCU
37
217
UIC
36
218
North Carolina A&T
22
219
New Orleans
21
220
High Point
16
221
Purdue Fort Wayne
14
222
Boise State
11
223
Morehead State
7
224
Monmouth
-
225
Vanderbilt
-5
226
Hawaii
-15
227
Southeastern Louisiana
-15
228
Southern Utah
-19
229
Air Force
-22
230
Boston University
-25
231
Eastern Kentucky
-37
232
Valparaiso
-37
233
Robert Morris
-41
234
Charleston Southern
-42
235
Rice
-44
236
Colorado State
-49
237
Arkansas State
-65
238
American
-67
239
Saint Francis (NY)
-67
240
Montana State
-72
241
Drexel
-74
242
IUPUI
-77
243
Quinnipiac
-81
250
Troy
-114
275
UMass
-241
300
Western Carolina
-382
325
SIUE
-607
353
Alabama A&M
-1215
Direct Impact Games
No Direct Impact Games today
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games