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
1614
25
Wisconsin
969
50
Northeastern
630
75
Montana
423
100
Marshall
293
125
Saint Bonaventure
143
130
South Florida
127
131
South Dakota State
123
132
Loyola-Chicago
103
133
Southern Illinois
91
134
NJIT
90
135
Gardner-Webb
89
136
Connecticut
62
137
SMU
53
138
Eastern Michigan
40
139
Stanford
36
140
Rutgers
36
141
UTSA
32
142
UTRGV
28
143
Louisiana
20
144
UTA
13
145
Sam Houston State
9
146
Ohio
9
147
Wright State
6
148
UAB
2
149
Northern Iowa
-
150
Prairie View A&M
-6
151
Miami (OH)
-16
152
George Mason
-20
153
Georgia Tech
-21
154
USC
-26
155
Akron
-38
156
Northern Colorado
-46
157
DePaul
-54
158
UC Santa Barbara
-60
159
North Texas
-64
160
FIU
-64
161
Bradley
-70
162
Green Bay
-70
163
Winthrop
-79
164
Cornell
-91
165
Boston College
-93
166
Hartford
-98
167
Northern Illinois
-106
168
Campbell
-110
175
UNLV
-137
200
Cal State Bakersfield
-247
225
High Point
-425
250
Richmond
-534
275
Idaho State
-669
300
Howard
-812
325
SIUE
-1028
353
Alabama A&M
-1659
Direct Impact Games
No Direct Impact Games today
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games