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
1592
25
Maryland
938
50
Georgia State
612
75
Montana
395
100
South Carolina
267
120
Brown
165
121
Central Michigan
157
122
Jacksonville State
154
123
Texas A&M
148
124
Abilene Christian
132
125
Omaha
124
126
Texas State
122
127
Saint Bonaventure
101
128
South Dakota State
98
129
Miami (FL)
95
130
Missouri
95
131
Gardner-Webb
93
132
Grand Canyon
93
133
Loyola-Chicago
61
134
Southern Illinois
49
135
Connecticut
36
136
SMU
25
137
Stanford
1
138
UTSA
1
139
Rutgers
-
140
Eastern Michigan
-3
141
Green Bay
-7
142
FIU
-11
143
Louisiana
-12
144
Ohio
-15
145
Wright State
-16
146
NJIT
-18
147
UTA
-22
148
Sam Houston State
-23
149
UAB
-25
150
Prairie View A&M
-27
151
UTRGV
-49
152
USC
-50
153
Northern Iowa
-50
154
George Mason
-58
155
Miami (OH)
-59
156
Georgia Tech
-62
157
Northern Colorado
-68
158
DePaul
-75
175
Duquesne
-153
200
Norfolk State
-261
225
Vanderbilt
-460
250
Troy
-569
275
UMass
-696
300
Western Carolina
-837
325
SIUE
-1062
353
Alabama A&M
-1670
Direct Impact Games
No Direct Impact Games today
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games