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
2673
25
VCU
2006
50
Texas
1634
75
Utah Valley
1423
100
Bucknell
1276
125
West Virginia
1121
150
Northern Iowa
967
175
UNLV
834
200
UTA
713
225
Arkansas State
527
250
Morehead State
416
275
South Dakota
297
297
Columbia
139
298
South Alabama
139
299
Oral Roberts
134
300
Nicholls State
133
301
Hampton
127
302
Northern Arizona
109
303
Tennessee State
109
304
VMI
105
305
Cal State Northridge
100
306
North Dakota
85
307
Tennessee-Martin
74
308
Manhattan
57
309
Longwood
49
310
Tennessee Tech
43
311
Niagara
36
312
Northwestern State
22
313
Central Arkansas
20
314
Florida A&M
16
315
Southeast Missouri
12
316
Portland
-
317
Milwaukee
-4
318
Denver
-8
319
Bryant
-19
320
Savannah State
-44
321
North Carolina Central
-49
322
Bethune-Cookman
-49
323
Binghamton
-50
324
Coppin State
-56
325
Maine
-73
326
SIUE
-78
327
Wyoming
-86
328
UC Riverside
-106
329
Fairfield
-120
330
Saint Peter's
-131
331
Cleveland State
-170
332
Jackson State
-217
333
Kennesaw State
-224
334
McNeese State
-225
335
Howard
-229
353
Mississippi Valley State
-706
Direct Impact Games
8:00 PM 1 2 T
Portland
(5-21, 0-13 West Coast)
0
Pepperdine
(11-16, 5-9 West Coast)
0
Firestone Fieldhouse (Malibu, CA)
Win: 97 RPI Points
Loss: -25 RPI Points
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games