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
2364
25
Maryland
1710
50
Georgia State
1384
75
Montana
1167
100
South Carolina
1039
125
Omaha
896
150
Prairie View A&M
745
175
Duquesne
619
200
Norfolk State
511
225
Vanderbilt
312
250
Troy
203
265
Wagner
117
266
La Salle
115
267
Dartmouth
111
268
Appalachian State
103
269
Eastern Illinois
99
270
South Dakota
98
271
East Carolina
86
272
Lafayette
85
273
Evansville
84
274
Idaho State
77
275
UMass
76
276
Loyola-Maryland
63
277
Elon
45
278
Cal State Northridge
37
279
Grambling
34
280
North Carolina Central
27
281
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
21
282
Marist
2
283
Central Arkansas
0
284
North Alabama
-
285
Little Rock
-7
286
VMI
-10
287
Central Connecticut
-14
288
UC Davis
-21
289
Arkansas-Pine Bluff
-29
290
Western Michigan
-30
291
Albany
-33
292
Tulane
-41
293
Youngstown State
-45
294
Mount Saint Mary's
-53
295
Tennessee-Martin
-54
296
Longwood
-56
297
Northern Arizona
-56
298
North Dakota
-59
299
Howard
-61
300
Western Carolina
-65
301
Florida A&M
-66
302
Towson
-66
303
Oral Roberts
-68
325
SIUE
-290
353
Alabama A&M
-898
Direct Impact Games
No Direct Impact Games today
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games