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
1775
25
Maryland
1121
50
Georgia State
795
75
Montana
578
100
South Carolina
450
125
Omaha
307
150
Prairie View A&M
156
159
Akron
107
160
North Texas
106
161
Winthrop
100
162
Bradley
97
163
UC Santa Barbara
87
164
Texas Southern
71
165
Campbell
67
166
North Dakota State
56
167
Northern Illinois
52
168
Boston College
50
169
Hartford
45
170
Notre Dame
40
171
ULM
37
172
Holy Cross
34
173
North Florida
33
174
Cornell
32
175
Duquesne
30
176
Fairleigh Dickinson
9
177
UNLV
8
178
Pepperdine
-
179
Illinois
-6
180
Wake Forest
-8
181
Cal State Bakersfield
-8
182
Ball State
-10
183
Illinois State
-13
184
Pittsburgh
-21
185
Saint Francis (PA)
-23
186
William & Mary
-23
187
Santa Clara
-27
188
Indiana State
-35
189
Georgia
-35
190
Saint Joseph's
-38
191
Missouri State
-38
192
Rider
-43
193
Pacific
-44
194
Coastal Carolina
-54
195
FAU
-54
196
UMBC
-56
197
Iona
-57
200
Norfolk State
-78
225
Vanderbilt
-277
250
Troy
-386
275
UMass
-513
300
Western Carolina
-654
325
SIUE
-879
353
Alabama A&M
-1487
Direct Impact Games
No Direct Impact Games today
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games