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
2422
25
VCU
1776
50
Alabama
1395
75
Kent State
1202
100
Stanford
1053
125
Eastern Michigan
878
150
Ohio
738
175
Indiana State
614
200
Northern Illinois
488
225
Washington State
295
250
Southeastern Louisiana
216
266
Towson
104
267
UNCW
102
268
Western Michigan
97
269
South Dakota
91
270
East Carolina
88
271
Hampton
76
272
Sacramento State
75
273
UC Davis
73
274
Western Carolina
73
275
Evansville
72
276
Loyola-Maryland
57
277
Albany
43
278
Portland State
41
279
Houston Baptist
40
280
Central Connecticut
40
281
Youngstown State
35
282
California
25
283
Stephen F. Austin
15
284
Appalachian State
12
285
North Alabama
-
286
South Alabama
0
287
Arkansas-Pine Bluff
-9
288
Little Rock
-15
289
Elon
-19
290
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
-34
291
Fordham
-36
292
Tulane
-36
293
VMI
-49
294
Jacksonville
-53
295
Tennessee State
-64
296
Grambling
-64
297
Charlotte
-66
298
Nicholls State
-75
299
Columbia
-92
300
Cal State Northridge
-109
301
Alabama State
-117
302
Mount Saint Mary's
-120
303
UTEP
-125
304
North Dakota
-126
325
Denver
-301
353
Delaware State
-963
Direct Impact Games
Final 1 2 T
North Alabama
(6-20, 6-8 Atlantic Sun)
29 31 60
» Stetson
(5-22, 3-11 Atlantic Sun)
34 29 63
Edmunds Center (Deland, FL)
Win: 53 RPI Points
Loss: -89 RPI Points
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games