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
Kansas
1966
25
VCU
1309
50
Texas
918
75
Lipscomb
727
100
Stanford
578
125
Eastern Michigan
413
150
George Mason
260
175
Gardner-Webb
145
184
Weber State
94
185
Rider
87
186
Campbell
86
187
Bradley
69
188
Norfolk State
56
189
UTA
52
190
Vanderbilt
50
191
UMBC
49
192
Holy Cross
47
193
Canisius
38
194
Purdue Fort Wayne
31
195
Illinois State
29
196
Santa Clara
23
197
Saint Joseph's
23
198
Pacific
23
199
William & Mary
22
200
Samford
17
201
Northern Illinois
10
202
Presbyterian College
4
203
Pepperdine
-
204
North Dakota State
-12
205
Coastal Carolina
-16
206
Saint Francis (NY)
-35
207
Delaware
-42
208
Lamar
-49
209
Valparaiso
-56
210
The Citadel
-75
211
Hawaii
-76
212
FGCU
-97
213
Dartmouth
-118
214
Washington State
-131
215
Seattle University
-134
216
Colorado State
-138
217
UIC
-139
218
Fairleigh Dickinson
-142
219
Eastern Illinois
-144
220
Boise State
-147
221
Air Force
-150
222
Rice
-152
225
George Washington
-169
250
Troy
-267
275
Loyola-Maryland
-416
300
Columbia
-559
325
Wyoming
-787
353
Delaware State
-1443
Direct Impact Games
1st Half - 19:45 1 2 T
Portland
(5-21, 0-13 West Coast)
0 0
Pepperdine
(11-16, 5-9 West Coast)
2 2
Firestone Fieldhouse (Malibu, CA)
Win: -25 RPI Points
Loss: -124 RPI Points
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games