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
2091
25
Maryland
1437
50
Georgia State
1111
75
Montana
894
100
South Carolina
766
125
Omaha
623
150
Prairie View A&M
472
175
Duquesne
346
200
Norfolk State
238
216
FGCU
81
217
UIC
80
218
North Carolina A&T
66
219
New Orleans
65
220
High Point
60
221
Purdue Fort Wayne
58
222
Boise State
55
223
Morehead State
51
224
Monmouth
44
225
Vanderbilt
39
226
Hawaii
29
227
Southeastern Louisiana
29
228
Southern Utah
25
229
Air Force
22
230
Boston University
19
231
Eastern Kentucky
7
232
Valparaiso
7
233
Robert Morris
3
234
Charleston Southern
2
235
Rice
-
236
Colorado State
-5
237
Arkansas State
-21
238
American
-23
239
Saint Francis (NY)
-23
240
Montana State
-28
241
Drexel
-30
242
IUPUI
-33
243
Quinnipiac
-37
244
Army
-41
245
The Citadel
-44
246
Middle Tennessee
-49
247
Long Island
-50
248
Detroit
-52
249
Richmond
-65
250
Troy
-70
251
UMKC
-73
252
UMass-Lowell
-82
253
Sacred Heart
-83
254
South Alabama
-84
275
UMass
-197
300
Western Carolina
-338
325
SIUE
-563
353
Alabama A&M
-1171
Direct Impact Games
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Indirect (SOS) Impact Games